Wednesday, June 05, 2019 12:00 PM|Wednesday, June 05, 2019 01:15 PM
Exclusive CIO Lunch: Change Leadership and Management: Navigating the Uncertainty, Unfamiliarity, and Discomfort of Growth
Bruce Kirkby, Photographer & writer, Canadian Adventurer
Between today’s comfortable routines and tomorrow’s possibilities, lies a maze of uncertainty, unfamiliarity and discomfort. The ability to confidently and competently complete this journey — the archetypal journey of all human growth — stands as one of the greatest determinants of success, both organizational and personal. Unfortunately, there is a broadly-held assumption that teams and individuals either have the magical ability to lean into fear and seek sustained uncertainty, to stomach failures and brush aside judgements — or they don’t. And that is simply not true. Navigating change and growth is a trainable, repeatable skill. Drawing on experiences from three decades of expeditions, and sharing his learnings from the competitive realms of television production, photography, and writing, Bruce Kirkby lays out the universal obstacles to change and growth — fear, failure, judgment, crisis, and paralysis – and shows us how to transform these obstacles into signals, illuminating the path towards future innovation, creativity, and success.
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