In this masterclass, we will provide tools and insights derived from the latest research in neuroscience to optimise leadership during times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).
The term VUCA derives from the military and the leadership challenges posed by a much more uncertain world that has existed since the end of the Cold War.
Leadership can be challenging enough when times are good and direction is clear. When times are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, the challenges of leadership can increase exponentially.
Brexit has certainly increased the levels of VUCA in the current leadership environment worldwide. Our commitment is to give you the best neuroscience tools currently available so that you can be at your most effective.
To do this we will also give you an understanding of how decision making depends on the available systems in the brain and how these systems are activated differently: different contexts require different decision making strategies.
By the end of the day you will:
- Know the difference between what happens in the brain when dealing with situations that are: volatile vs. uncertain vs. complex vs. ambiguous.
- Be better able to identify a given situation in relation to the VUCA components – are they all present or are some missing?
- Learn to discriminate the different VUCA contexts that can affect decision making.
- Know how to identify the effects of different VUCA stimuli in the brain.
- Go beyond VUCA to consider other aspects of decision making.
- Understand the basis of decision making and the different systems used in the brain.
- Be able to identify and utilise fast and slow thinking and hot and cold decision making.
- Be better able to identify the different decision making strategies of individuals in your team and therefore know where they can contribute best to team performance
- Be able to show organisations the changes in decision making required for different VUCA settings
This workshop will benefit people working with individuals, teams and organisations.