Leaders increasingly operate uncharted territory characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – the VUCA world. Rapid decision making is expected in response to rapid change. Read more
That which serves to indicate the bounds or limits of anything whether material or immaterial; also the limit itself. (OED)
Boundaries are part of life – they enable us, and they constrain us. Many self-help books and coaching guides stress the need for busy people to set boundaries and learn to say no.
Am I imagining it, or in organisations and in life is it harder and harder for people to find agreement? It’s Brexit – or stuff it. It’s coal – or you are out in the cold; It’s Me Too – or too bad; it’s Black Lives Matter – or what’s it matter? Increasing complexity and a plethora of pressures seem to be attracting us to ideas and people at the extremes (the ’five percenters’ at either end) to find answers to seemingly intractable problems – or we just tune out.
One thing is certain – today’s leaders face the reality of a ‘VUCA’ world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In times of rapid change, the temptation is to pull back.
Our inaugural Leadership Coaching Conference, with a theme of Crossing Boundaries will be held at QUT on 22-23rd November this year.
We are delighted to announce keynote speaker, Matthew Ames.
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