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Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Though it may be particularly hard for leaders to embrace uncertainty after years of being taught to display confidence, there is a clear business benefit in doing so. Research has shown that over-confident CEOs make overly risky decisions, often at the expense of their shareholders. Leaders who are able to come to terms with uncertainty and communicate it to employees may avoid such bad decisions.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 12, 2015 8:09 AM

Truth, transparency and vulnerability are the qualities of any great leader today - especially those who want to build trust.

george_reed's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:05 PM

For an excellent exploration of this topic, consider Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership by Phillip Clampitt and Robert DeKoch.

Don Lowe's curator insight, February 15, 2015 5:24 PM

It's amazing how difficult it is for people to use the phrases:"I don't know", "I need help", or "I was wrong".


But who would you rather work with or for...

1. Someone who, faced with a challenge they don't understand, pretends to know the answers (to give you confidence in their leadership)....or...

2. Someone who asks for your help when they  recognise they are in a situation that is beyond their level of competence?


Knowing (and admitting) when you're incompetent - perhaps the most important leadership competence!

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Seven top tips for leading through uncertainty

Many leaders are currently facing the challenge of leading in conditions of uncertainty and unpredictability. Yet much leadership is predicated on the assumption of a relatively stable / foreseeable future - for which plans can be made.

Via F. Thunus, Philippe Vallat, Create Wise Leader, David Hain
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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, October 1, 2013 3:25 PM

In short:

- Keep Leading

- People First

- Engender hope and optimism

- Learn to Love Emergence and Discovery

- Call on the Collective Intelligence of Your Unit

- Have Many Review and Reflection Points

- Reveal Your Authenticity and Integrity

Harry Cannon's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:42 AM

Worthwhile tips for any project manager facing uncertainty. Don't wing it though - you still need a plan as a baseline.

Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, October 6, 2013 11:38 AM

Seven top tips for leading through uncertainty