Understanding Today's Leadership Challenge

Understanding Today's Leadership Challenge

Seven Dimensions
Updated Oct 14, 2019

Course Overview

Peter Quarry and Eve Ash discuss how in an increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world, leaders often retreat into stress, anxiety, overly controlling, sensitized and empty behaviors. These are all signs that leaders are overwhelmed and resorting to fight, flight or freeze reactions. It is time to learn to coping mechanisms.

Many leaders react to VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) by stressing, controlling, blaming and being overly reactive. Recognize that you need better coping mechanisms.

Learning Objectives

Leader reactions to VUCA include:

  • Controlling, not delegating
  • Indecision and avoidance
  • Not open to new perspectives
  • Blaming others
  • Making empty promises

Interviewer: Eve Ash

Interviewee: Peter Quarry