Mental Model Dōjō Community Forum

January 23, 2024 Session (free)

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity

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  • Session A: Jan 23 (Tue) 08:00 SGP, Jan 22 (Mon) 19:00 US EST, 18:00 CST, 16:00 PST
  • Session B: Jan 23 (Tue) 19:00 SGP, 15:00 DXB, 12:00 CET, 11:00 GMT

Featured Topic

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity – Leadership Skills Development


Thanks to the popular “VUCA” acronym, the ability to manage enterprises and lead teams in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions is now recognized as an essential leadership skill earmarked for development.

But what exactly is this skill and how do we develop it? The concept is understandable, yet beyond as a mindset, what does it entail? How do we act on this skill?

In coaching and training on this topic, I (Coach Takeshi) have found it useful to distinguish this skillset across the spectrum of the Cynefin Framework; most notably considering uncertainty and complexity handling as intertwined yet somewhat independent concepts, and a renewed appreciation for classic management skills in balance.

In the dōjō session I will share more of this insight and how to generally approach the topic for learning and development, along with practical examples of tools, frameworks and processes to apply in each area of navigating uncertainty, and complexity handling.

About the Mental Model Dōjō

We’ve got to have many mental models in our head, and array our experiences on a “latticework” of mental models, says Charlie Munger. OD (Organization Development) in today’s context is nothing but complex. There’s no magic bullet singular solution to the many challenges that leaders and teams face in day-to-day work. We need a multiplex of tools, approaches, frameworks, i.e. mental models.

We created the Mental Model Dōjō learning community at Agile OD to foster lifelong learning for our current and alumni clients, and to invite anyone with the learning mindset to explore and experiment the many cognitive tools, thinking frameworks, communication approaches, collaboration modalities and, simply put, philosophies created by the great minds of old and new.

About Agile OD

Hi, thank you for your interest in Agile Organization Development. My name is Coach Takeshi and I lead our growing tribe of now 30 plus expert coaches, trainers, facilitators and consultants from all around the world.

I created Agile OD as a force for good in our rapidly evolving world. Our focus is on helping leaders, teams and organizations make the workplace a better place for all so that we can enjoy more fullfilling and valuable work.

That’s why we are first and foremost learning professionals – our work is “inside-out” helping people develop and master the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for reaching their individual, team and organizational goals.

We work at all levels of the organization, from C-suite to corporate strategy teams managing mission critical organizational change, transformation and innovation programs, HR teams facilitating learning & development programs for their talent, business units and product development teams aspiring to achieve high and hyper performance, and with love and care any individual person seeking support for their personal and professional development.

We work with all sizes of organizations, from multi-national corporations to public entities, SMEs and startups.

Let us know what you have in mind for your learning needs: