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. “We really don’t want to be learning all the time.”

It goes on to say how constant learning might be problem, too, such as after you’ve mastered a technique and you really just want to replicated it (e.g., a golf swing).

Our work with The Ambiguity Architect and in coaching executives has shown us that the ability to be comfortable with uncertainty bodes well for leadership skill. We have also seen how emerging leaders can learn how to embrace uncertainty.

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