Many in Australia have been watching the US Presidential election race with bemusement. Some have been watching with anxiety and fear.
As a potential future leader of America, Donald Trump adds to many people’s increasing feelings of uncertainty. News of Brexit, terrorism and the refugee crisis presents a world that appears more volatile and chaotic.
Add in a changing job market (increasing use of artificial intelligence in the workplace, greater diversity in gender, age and ethnic background), and the constant demands that the 24/7 connected world brings - its no wonder the uncertainty increases.
Volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity – the acronym VUCA describes what many people are experiencing.
There are excellent business models that help plan for business continuity through VUCA but what are the personal skills that can help take the focus from the apparently growing craziness, the constant overwhelm of tasks, or the complexities of managing in a diverse global world?