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We were pleased to present to the IBDC.D community
on the topic of
January 24, 2024 at 11 a.m. PST
This session will now be included as part of the IBDC.D board training, in Session 5 – Aligning of Values, Vision, & Mission within the Risk lessons area.
If you’re like me, you look upon a new year with hope and a bit of trepidation. Change is certain, but change is a double-edged sword.
How do you adapt to upcoming changes so that it’s in your favor?
In 1987, the U.S. Army War College was challenged to understand and manage the complex multilateral world that emerged following the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War. Drawing upon the leadership theories of Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, they introduced the term ‘VUCA’, an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.
The premise is that if we consider Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity as vectors we can proactively manage, and 1) better shape our strategy, 2) better influence outcomes, 3) better empower internal and external partnerships, and 4) better facilitate alignment with our mission, value and purpose.
When we isolate variables using VUCA, we can more easily assess options and potential scenarios. This ultimately allows us to optimize for a future we can’t predict, and more agilely respond to the rapidly evolving and interconnected market, technology and geopolitical shifts.
As we entered into another post-pandemic year, full of hope and endless possibilities, I shared more on this theme while presenting to the IBDC.D community on January 24, on the topic of ‘The VUCA Vectors: The Art and Science of Seeing Around Corners’.
Executives, entrepreneurs and investors brought up questions about:
- being authentic and transparent when there are so many unknowns,
- bringing out the most of Gen Z employees,
- leveraging your wisdom and experience to make proactive, considered choices,
- navigating the shifting geopolitical trends, and
- staying confident and agile with so much shifting around you.
with Linda Holroyd, CEO, FountainBlue LLC
This session will now be included as part of the IBDC.D board training, in
Session 5 – Aligning of Values, Vision, & Mission within the Risk lessons area.
Concerned about the seemingly increasing disruption and upheaval we witness every day? Struggling to govern and prioritize it all? Boardrooms are no different – and Directors who can effectively lead through VUCA elevate their Boards and the organizations they serve. VUCA is a framework that considers the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity of change in order to help leaders navigate unclear situations. Join Linda Holroyd as she shares helpful tips and a successful framework for our VUCA world.
BECOME A WORLD-CLASS GLOBAL BOARD DIRECTOR
Board Director positions are in high demand, but it’s rare for Board Directors to have the critical and specific requirements necessary to land coveted Board seats.
The IBDC.D Education and Certification program works with aspiring and experienced Board Directors of all ages to package and present themselves for serious consideration as a ‘next-gen Director’.
Mark A. Pfister, CEO, M. A. Pfister Strategy Group
M. A. Pfister Strategy Group provides education on strategic and tactical Board operational knowledge, modern Board Candidate packaging, interview preparation, as well as credentialing, while supporting modern Board Directors with the globally recognized International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification.