Resilience and VUCA
‘Resilient Leadership in a VUCA World’
When discussing the challenges (and opportunities) that Leaders and Businesses face, it is incredibly useful to clarify our Global Context.
The world we live in is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.
The US Army War College introduced the anacronym of VUCA in the 1990’s and over time it has become part of the conversation for organisational and leadership development.
To counter-act this context we have VUCA Prime; we need Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility.
"The ability to perform at one’s best in extreme conditions comes from a combination of confidence, positive and adaptive thinking, a sense of calm and composure under fire, exceptional focus and concentration and the ability to envision success before it happens.” - Louis Csoka
Today’s Leaders need to understand that their role is often to “Ride the Rapids” and understand the difference between having Command of their environment, rather than Control.
As a result of my work, focussing on Resilience since 2012, I have noticed that there are many links between the Leadership Capabilities and Peak Performance Skills to Thrive in a VUCA world and the elements of Resilience.
“Russell – by working with me, both I and my team have really benefited from improved clarity around our roles and responsibilities and the mind-set we need to have to perform well in this VUCA world! Our project portfolio is now being delivered at least 20% more effectively.”
Jason – Head of IT Services
“I worked with result over the last 2 years and more recently on a tailored training to over 50 people. I think he has a great ability understand requirements and adapt to meet needs. He balances his work well between support and challenge to push you to develop beyond your comfort zone. Russell is a great asset to the organisation and I would recommend him to anyone looking for coaching or development opportunities.”
Christine – Senior IT Programme Manager