The Entrepreneurial PM
Dealing With Ambiguity

"Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.” Roger von Oech

Dealing with Ambiguity: The New Business Imperative

Colin Shaw, CEO, Beyond Philosophy

Colin offers 10 tips for managers to more effectively deal with ambiguity.

Why We Need to Groom Leaders Who Can Handle Ambiguity and Complexity

Ray Williams

Are we judging leaders correctly? If you are only looking at past performance as the measure, then you will get leaders who are only comfortable with the tried and true.

Grooming Leaders to Handle Ambiguity

Scott Anthony

Most companies look at the what, i.e., the manager’s past achievements to assess their performance. But to handle ambiguous circumstances with uncertain outcomes, you need to look at how the manager has acted. Sometimes you can do everything right and forces beyond your control lead to “failure.”

Ambiguity… the Entrepreneur’s Friend

David, Flashing Red Light

Not comfortable with ambiguity? Don’t worry. You are normal. The ability to handle ambiguity is impressive, but it is not “normal”, and in fact, those who can handle ambiguity may be hard to understand. Thus, high performing teams need a combination of leadership types and perspectives, some comfortable with ambiguity, combined with others who insist on unambiguous decisions and strategy.

Three Skills for Leadership

Dan Erwin

Handling Ambiguity is a required skill for leaders. Yet it is difficult to find. Is it an” all or nothing” skill set?

Difficulty in Dealing with Ambiguity

Dr. Tony Alessandra, Assessment Business Center

We all need to consciously introduce some novelty and ambiguity into our lives.

Hiring People Who Can Handle Ambiguity

The Staffing Advisor

It won’t be listed as a skill on a resume, so how do you identify those who are comfortable with ambiguity?

Leading Effectively in a VUCA Environment: A is for Ambiguity

Col. Eric G. Kail

VUCA, a framework used by the U.S. military to describe the environment in terms of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Col. Kail offers three ways to lead more effectively in an ambiguous environment.

About Patti Gilchrist

Patti Gilchrist, Entrepreneurial PM

Patti Gilchrist is a Sr. Technical Manager with 25 years experience implementing strategic enterprise initiatives.

Patti has a reputation for effectively translating business problems into innovative solutions and creating strategic roadmaps to achieve business goals.

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