Personal Resilience in a VUCA World

Our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world requires us to adapt to the pace and scale of change as rapidly as we can. The survival of enterprise and effectiveness of public sector organisations relies on cutting edge leadership to create successful entities in the near term, while in parallel setting the conditions for future success, despite the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous nature of our world. Agility and resilience are increasingly critical organisational characteristics. 

But it that is the situation at the organisational level, how do the same drivers impact on our personal resilience? To discuss Personal Resilience in a VUCA World, Director and Co-Founder of Working the Future, Cathryn Barnard joins me on podcast. We cover:

  • How our already volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world is different in this post-pandemic time.
  • How the nature of what’s in and out of our control has changed during the pandemic.
  • Inspired by Cathryn’s blog post "Running Out of Fuel", how mental health needs might change and be met in the future.
  • The characteristics of personal resilience that leaders should develop in the future to help themselves and their teams.

Listen to the podcast here on Spotify’s Anchor podcast platform or on YouTube below.

You can learn more about Cathryn and her work by connecting with her as follows:


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