Source | www.entrepreneur.com | Shubika Bilkha
If the first week of 2020 is anything to go by, we are in for a decade predicated on uncertainty and unpredictability—economic, political, climate and technology. As we enter the new decade and year with a more fragile humanity than in the preceding years, there is a sense of concern and lack of clarity of what is in store for all of us.
Corporates and leadership have found themselves constantly firefighting to hold on to what they know and understand, as they try to make sense of the current environment and provision for the terrain that lies ahead. Multi-generational conflicts, people challenges, and a growing need to manage increasing sensitivity and varied sensibilities, in addition to external challenges, have added a new layer to the requirement to evolve.
Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, said the ‘only constant in life is change’, however, in the exponential era, as Mukesh Ambani defines it, we are governed by unprecedented amounts of change, which appears to be overwhelming and debilitating.
With the current state of flux, in my role as a leadership coach, I find myself constantly asked by organizations and leaders on what they need to do to emerge safely on the other side of this uncertainty.