Primarius Blog - Leading through uncertainty

Muriel Oliver
Current event | 28 Sep 2022

As our friends at Harvard Business Review (HBF) point out - uncertainty is unavoidable, but as managers it is important to have the right mindset and then to lead the team accordingly.

Here are the six things the HBF team shared to help shift one's perspective:

  1. Embrace the discomfort of not knowing. Move from a know-it-all to a learn-it-all mindset. You do not need to have the answers
  2. Distinguish between "complicated" and "complex" issues. They require different solutions.
  3. Let go of perfectionism. Instead, aim for progress, expect mistakes, and recognise that you can continually course correct as needed.
  4. Resist the urge to oversimplify and come to quick conclusions. Take a disciplined approach to understand both the complexity of the situation and your ow biases.
  5. Do not go it alone! Connect with your peers who have their own set of experiences and perspectives to draw from.
  6. Zoom out. Taking a broad, systemic view of the issues at hand can reveal unexamined assumptions that would otherwise be invisible.

Read the full article here - 6 Strategies for Leading through Uncertainty.


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