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Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain | The Daily Leadership Scoop | 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, june holley, Ivon Prefontaine
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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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Innovation as Deviation: Embrace the Unknown

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Often even the best of leaders struggle with innovation. Why is innovation so difficult and hard to manage? There are fundamental things about innovation that make it different from all the other
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:54 AM

It is interesting to realize that innovators are often seen as deviant and acting outside the norm in tired and old models.