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Build Back Better: How Leaders Can Build A Better, More Equal Future In An Agile Way

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

It’s an understatement to say that these are unprecedented and unpredictable times. Global uncertainty, measured by the World Uncertainty Index, is still around 50% above the historical average of 1996-2010. With the forces of Covid-19, ongoing instability and “uncertainty spillovers” from key systemic economies affecting the global economy, the World Bank’s economists are predicting that the world economy will not surpass pre-pandemic output before 2022.

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Why Agile Leaders Need To Be Master Strategists And Three Ways To Get Started

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”

For leaders today, that five minutes packs in even more activities — communicate and create buy-in from key players, then assemble a capable team that will implement the actions decisively and effectively. In a bid to save time, some leaders jump straight to action without fully understanding the context, but a weak, flimsy, poorly constructed solution based on lopsided facts and warped logic almost never goes down well.

From technology disruption to climate change issues to the unwelcome COVID-19 crisis, leaders are now faced with a monumental task of transforming even more complex systems. And the clock is ticking.