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Leading through VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity)



As we proceed through the 4th Industrial Revolution, the world is changing at an alarming rate - AI, virtual workplaces, global marketplaces, Gen Y and Gen Z, and commercial advances are developing at an alarming rate. "How can you lead and manage your people, as well as your organization, in this ever-changing world?" you might wonder as a leader. "Are traditional leadership paradigms truly effective?"

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, or VUCA as it's now known in leadership jargon, have all increased as a result of these rapid developments. VUCA has become the modern world's "new standard," with "VUCA Leadership" outlining the new manner of leading in the twenty-first century.

This Leading through VUCA training course will give you the confidence, skills, and tactics you need to fully comprehend the effects of VUCA on your people and your company. It will allow you to conduct and implement the effective and motivating strategies needed to grasp this new leadership style. In today's quickly changing VUCA world, this training course is crucial for those who want to learn critical behavioral aspects of leading people.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Apply techniques to lead, motivate and inspire individuals to their full potential
  • Demonstrate the best leadership principles
  • Develop as an effective and efficient leader in the modern world
  • Understand the impact of VUCA on leading styles in today’s dynamic business
  • Critically analyze the VUCA principle
  • Apply powerful skills and techniques to lead through VUCA
  • Increase self-awareness of your leadership ability in today’s changing world

Targeted Audience:

  • Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Middle Managers
  • Identified talent, high potential and future leaders in the business

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: VUCA: Leadership in the Modern World 

  • Defining VUCA in the modern world: the “New Norm”
  • Understanding leadership
  • Traditional leadership styles vs. VUCA leadership
  • Emotional intelligence and the self-aware VUCA leader
  • Leading through change: Key principles needed for VUCA
  • Managing expectations: Gen Y and Gen Z

Unit 2: VUCA: From Volatility to Vision

  • Defining ‘Volatility’ in the VUCA framework
  • Impact of volatility on the team and organization
  • Providing effective leadership in times of volatility
  • Building rapport and developing trust
  • Turning volatility to vision
  • Leading people to the powerful vision

Unit 3: VUCA: From Uncertainty to Understanding 

  • Factors affecting uncertainty
  • Understand your team and organization dynamics
  • Key communication principles to gain understanding
  • Coaching and mentoring to combat and control uncertainty
  • Leading understanding in the workplace

Unit 4: VUCA: From Complexity to Clarity

  • Why so complex?
  • Check and clarify: The keys to gaining clarity
  • Using RACI to define roles and responsibilities
  • Creative thinking to gain clarity
  • Problem-solving and decision-making methods to aid clarity
  • Communicating clarity to your people

Unit 5: VUCA: From Ambiguity to Agility:

  • Defining ambiguity vs. agility in VUCA
  • Using AGILE & Kaizen to lead and manage
  • Developing an agile team: Empowerment
  • Building organization agility: The agile leader
  • Summary
  • Next steps

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