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Eight behaviors to help you master uncertainty

Master uncertainty? Uncertainty in life and work can derail a career. Or it can be an opportunity to lead. Here are eight enabling behaviors to help.[...]

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If you’re a leader right now, here’s your handbook

Late last summer when my team began the work to bring Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty into the digital age, we could not know how much the world would change in just a few short months. I hope that you and your families[...]

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Overcoming our natural aversion to change

Writer Michael Toebe asked Randy about resistance to learning. Read the article “Answers Behind the Resistance to Learning” here. This is an especially timely subject, as we all face increasing uncertainty, that is evolving with every news cycle. Toebe does[...]

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Learning your way through a tempest

It’s better to continue to sail through a violent storm than to turn back. If you head back, you’ll lose any progress you made getting through the storm. Depending on the direction the storm is moving you’ll be racing to[...]

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Architects of Change – topically edgy, ultimately inspiring

I’m recommending a new book, Architects of Change: Designing Strategies for a Turbulent Business Environment, by Dr. Jeremy Ghez. But first, some disclosure is in order. For decades now I’ve been studying the effects of ambiguity and uncertainty on leadership.[...]

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Uncertainty is good for learning. Are you good with uncertainty?

A Yale University study last month says we learn when uncertain. “We only learn when there is uncertainty, and that is a good thing,” said Daeyeol Lee, Yale’s Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and professor of psychology and psychiatry.[...]

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Do we need Chief Curiosity Officers?

  Photo: Greg Rakozy In our work studying how people deal with uncertainty and through our use of The Ambiguity Architect® we’re ambassadors of embracing the unknown. So we were interested in Todd B. Kashdan‘s article in Harvard Business Review, titled,[...]

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How three clients mastered ambiguity

Randy White and Sandy Shullman feature the stories of three clients of the Executive Development Group in their article, “Build Leadership’s Tolerance for Ambiguity.” Read it all in this month’s CLO Magazine We have a serious problem at the Food[...]

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360 assessments to help resolve sexual harassment can work, if…

The Executive Development Group partner Sandra L. Shullman weighs in on an engaging article appearing in Talent Management concerning the use of executive coaching with 360 assessments to resolve harassment cases in the workplace. Sandy has been an expert witness[...]

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Learning from failure helpful in mastering uncertainty

Frank Kalman writes in this month’s edition of Chief Learning Officer about learning from failure: …Aside from the psychological distaste associated with human failure, one of the larger barriers keeping more corporations from embracing it as an engine for learning[...]

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