Leading with Confidence in the Face of Uncertainty
A Two-Day Executive Education Program
Overview - Description - Speakers - Testimonials
Cambridge, MA (exact location TBA)
The increasing complexity of the global environment has
changed what it means to be a leader. Even the most
sophisticated planning tools fail to account for the non-linear
and often chaotic manner in which issues and eventualities
present themselves. Effective leaders need to organize people
and resources to promote optimal creativity, flexibility,
adaptability and the capacity to learn as an organization.
This course introduces the principles of complex systems
sciencethe science which explains why organizations and
markets so often behave in unexpected ways. Participants will
learn how organizational structures can be an asset or a
liability, why certain patterns and trends matter while others are
just noise, and how to understand the environment in times of
uncertainty to regain assurance.
The class will include case studies from healthcare, systems
engineering, the military, Web 2.0 and other industries.
Participants will be part of an open discussion, so that they will
leave with tools relevant to their organizations.
Society for Organizational Learning