The Importance of Strategic Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

Without question we are living in a period of great uncertainty. It’s often said, but is no less true, that the context within which organisations operate today is changing at an unprecedented rate.

For many leaders this is a challenging time, particularly for those whose careers have progressed during years of relative stability. The one thing we do know is that when the future is uncertain it cannot be perceived as a continuation of the past, and what has made our organisations successful in the past will not necessarily make them successful in the future. As Don Tapscott put it in the Foreword to the book Beyond Default “‘The times are a changing. I don’t ever remember a time when so many tenets of business orthodoxy were being challenged”.

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