This time I have four articles to share with you. As the title suggests, they are about how to deal with the future with those aforementioned characteristics. The first one, "Leading in an Increasingly VUCA World (https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Leading-in-an-Increasingly-VUCA-W...)," talks about how leaders should deal with such an environment. VUCA, an acronym developed by the US military after the collapse of the Soviet Union, stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In such a world, obviously, industrial age structures and practices will not do. Leaders need much more than that.
The second article, "This is the one skill your child needs for the jobs of the future (https://www.weforum.org/
To successfully tackle and solve new challenges in the future, we need to ascertain the nature of the problems, according to the third article, "The Critical Difference Between Complex and Complicated (http://sloanreview.mit.edu/
The last article, "How to Cultivate Leadership That Is Hones to Solved Problems (https://www.strategy-business.com/article/How-to-Cultivate-Leadership-Th...)," is based on a leadership research at MIT, whose "alumni have launched more than 30,200 active companies, employing roughly 4.6 million people and generating roughly US$1.9 trillion in annual revenues." If your organizations want to develop on-going and high-impact innovations, the approach shown may be for you. In addition to developing "anti-leadership leadership," the nature of the problem must be highly challenging to capture the interested of these highly capable, introverted, and - perhaps - quirky individuals. Moreover, these people must have deep and diverse expertises to come up with creative and novel ideas.
To say the least, what these articles point to is the fact that status quo will not do. We'll need new thinking, approaches, and knowledge to be sustainable in the long-run in the VUCA world. In the world of Action Learning, challenging probelms, diversity, committment to learning, action, reflective inquiry, and the AL coach are factors that help organizations and leaders deal with the unforgiving and - yet - potentailly rewarding future. Though it may not be "cheap," AL can be highly rewarding - both financailly and intellectually - and fun!