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Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in a VUCA Context – Top Reviews on our Book!

Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in a VUCA Context  – Top Reviews on our Book!

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In a VUCA world, one of the key skill sets and mindsets is that of collaboration. The power and strength of collaboration is modeled in the forming and completion of the book you see on this image. Nine authors from different parts of the world agree to collaborate on this project, each leveraging their area of strength and expertise, while clearly and carefully synergizing their contribution with the overall theme of the book. The process, though, was not easy. We continually faced VUCA as we attempted to pull this incredible book together for you, the reader. Our esteemed publisher, Emerald Publications just released this fantastic effort and we would like to invite you to share our success.

Please check out the great reviews on “Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in the New VUCA Context”. This book is available directly from us as well as Emerald Publications, Amazon and other major online book retailers.

Top Reviews on our Book!
‘In today’s world, if a company does not take into consideration the fast changing and tumultuous environment we operate in, it is impossible to outperform itself. In order to be successful, the leader of an organization of the 21st century has to act and think differently. This book gives great insight as to what the new thinking and actions can be whilst providing the context to apply them. Furthermore, the diversity of thought of the various authors makes it a varied and interesting read.’

– Hugues Jacquemin, CEO and General Manager, Ticino, Switzerland, Mining and Metals with High-Performance Materials

VUCA resets the way we think about leadership and how it is practiced. This collection explores the implications of VUCA from a variety of conceptual perspectives and the actions needed to facilitate effective leadership.’ – Rob Goffee, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

‘The subject matter is very topical and important, and I believe humanity has been here before, repeatedly over many generations. The unknown future always seems so uncertain based on the known (if not totally understood) past. I believe that leadership is eternally generational and human nature is generationally consistent. I would recommend this book to leaders for its depth and plausibility of research insight and practical theory.’ – Brian Bruce, Murray & Roberts CEO: 2000 – 2011; Deputy Chairperson of Council at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2016

‘A superb read containing practical and provocative insights to remove fears related to significant business shifts. Adapt, connect and collaborate to remain relevant and create impact.’
– Corinne Heijn, Founder & President United Success

‘The context of the 21st Century is an effect of an amalgam of influences (such as globalization, social media, and 24-7 news cycles) that is increasingly being described with the shorthand term, VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. This context affects everything and has profound implications for leaders and their leadership. How does one go about leading when
the center never holds, where control is impossible, and where assurance of direction is a pipe dream? The authors’ writings that constitute “Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World” provide excellent frameworks for thinking about leadership in fresh ways–ways that will allow readers to fashion their own approaches in response to the reality of VUCA. I heartily recommend this book to managers, students, and scholars to aid them in their leadership journeys.’– 
Mark E. Mendenhall, J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Would you like to get in touch with the authors? 

Chief editor and chapter author, Rob Elkington: rob@globalleader.ca  
Managing editor and chapter author, Madeleine vd Steege: mads@synquity.com 
Editor and chapter author, Judy Glick-Smith: judy@mentorfactorinc.com
Editor and chapter author, Jennifer Moss-Breen: jennifermossbreen@creighton.edu 
Author, Noel Pearce: n.pearse@ru.ac.za
Author, Bettina von Stamm: bettina@innovationleadershipforum.org
Author, Fred Krawkuck: fred.krawchuk@gmail.com
Author, Suzanne Martin: martin@transformperiod.com
Author: Elizabeth Tuleja: etuleja@nd.edu
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Aside
Open your mind to others to empower

Empowerment is a journey that unfolds as you begin to work more inclusively with others in your business. I wish to suggest two points for your consideration. Firstly, people empowerment is driven by thinking differently about people and, secondly, empowerment comes from relaxing some boundaries so that how you operate, the “real you”, is made strategically visible.

In this sense, empowerment requires a way of thinking that sees the people we live and work with as walking, sleeping, dreaming sources of incredible potential – natural treasures to be unearthed. They have depth and talent not fully known to either you or them. And therein lies a wonderful mystery; in knowing them and in working with them, you are a powerful catalyst. And their growth, in turn, triggers something equal and positive in you. Delight. Innovation. Discovery. Hope. World changing.

An incredible way for entrepreneurs to empower others is through inclusivity. To use an equestrian analogy, it is to stretch your hand and help someone mount the stallion you are already on. Then on your outride, contextualize the scenery and let them witness your reflexes and decisions while you cover familiar and uncharted terrain on the journeytoward achieving specific objectives. Inevitably, vary your trot and finally reach your destination to share the victory of achieving a challenging task. On the journey, remain open to dialogue – for clarifications and questions – but caution against the belief that one-size-fits-all, bearing in mind that absolute answers are often sought when people are learning something completely new and are out of their comfort zones. The idea is to co-learn as fresh perspectives are gained and new scenarios not previously considered are explored. In short, you are being real and you are creating a non-judgmental learning environment where knowledge, skill and creativity can prosper.

During empowerment employees should be safe to risk, be flexible, be curious and invent. In turn, this intensifies into new spirals of learning and co-learning, which can benefit your business tremendously.

Madeleine van der Steege, mads@synquity.com

Sneak preview – (Part 2) Marie’s Story“ I had one prayer. It was an early morning on my way to my work as HIV-Aids Lay Counselor Coordinator. The hill in front of me was very steep, and summer time in the Cape is not made for hard walking. From deep within me came the prayer “I want to grow and develop more”. It was an ache inside me that I had ever since I left school. It was a hunger to know more, and to be more than just another Coloured woman with a fractured past, an unfinished education and only legs for transport. The beginning of the answer to that prayer happened unexpectedly…”

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Open your mind to others to empower

 

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