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Five questions to test your crisis leadership skills

IbyIMD+Published 5 January 2023 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

It’s fair to say that the chaotic world we live in isn’t likely to calm down anytime soon, which means there is likely to be more unpredictability and new crises as we bring in the new year. This doesn’t have to be something you approach with trepidation, because our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment can be navigated well by agile leaders who are comfortable forging through unknown territory. To see if you are prepared for the next crisis, ask yourself the following five questions.

Can you discern what is “noise” from what is critical information?

Noise is the unwanted variables that can complicate decisions. During a crisis it is important to be able to stay calm and recognize that some variables can come into play that can skew your judgement. There are also variables that, if overlooked, can lead to unintended…

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