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Habits of mind to navigate uncertainty (Full Version)

Habits of mind to navigate uncertainty (Full Version) - Sonja Blignaut

Sonja Blignaut

April 21, 2021

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The relentless uncertainty that 2020 has brought has left decision-makers across all levels in organizations feeling unmoored. For many, the ways of and being in the world, as well as the tools and methods that brought success in the past, are no longer sufficient. We constantly find ourselves on the uncomfortable edge of unknowing, and for many this can be paralyzing.

The field of complexity offer insights that are invaluable in these times. Also known as the science of uncertainty, a practical understanding of complexity can help us navigate this uncharted territory we find ourselves in. In this talk, we will explore briefly what complexity is, what the implications are for us, and the habits of mind that can help us make sense of, and act in uncertainty.

Sonja is a thinking and sense-making partner for leaders and change-makers who need to better navigate uncertainty. She is based in South Africa and has a background in the natural sciences. She is a sought after speaker and recognized authority in Complexity and Sense-making. She has almost two decades consulting experience and is certified in various individual and systemic coaching methods. She looks after the commercial business of Cognitive Edge and is also founder and Managing Director of More Beyond in South Africa.

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