Uncertainty is currently a hot topic. As our societies have become more complex, the level of uncertainty has increased and people find they have to deal with fast changing, rapidly evolving situations and circumstances which do not fit their previous experience, where planning is difficult and where the outcomes are uncertain. The unexpected has become the norm. It can be difficult to know how best to deal with this increasingly uncertain world, Uncertainty can lead to us become anxious and feeling stressed – and we try our best to reduce it, It’s only too easy to become impatient and just want to get things ‘sorted’ regardless of the consequences. We focus on protecting ourselves from anxiety rather than looking for long term sustainable solutions to the complex challenges we face. This book starts by explaining why uncertainty has increased, the challenges this brings and why it is likely to continue to be a feature of all our lives over the 21st century.
Uncertainty Rules? Making Uncertainty Work For You is timely and has implications for the way we educate and develop people generally. It draws on the extensive experience of the authors and is brought vividly to life by case studies and personal examples. It is relevant internationally for the general reader.
Dr. Richard Plenty is an organisation psychologist, educator and author committed to bringing research and experience in the field of psychology to bear on key global challenges and communicating these to general audiences in an accessible way. He is the Managing Director of This Is..., an organisation and leadership development practice which works with leaders and top teams on issues associated with uncertainty, strategic change, organisation development, people management and cultural transformation to create better organisations. Richard started life as a physicist and enjoys playing guitar, saxophone and tennis. You can connect with Dr. Richard Plenty online via LinkedIn
Terri Morrissey is the Chairperson of the international organisation and leadership development practice This Is…, which she co-founded with Richard Plenty and is also the former Chief Executive Officer of the Psychological Society of Ireland. A business psychologist, lecturer on the Trinity College Dublin Master’s Programme on Risk and Systems Change and an executive coach with the London Business School; Terri specialises in leading in uncertain times; coaching for women and emergent leaders; innovation and entrepreneurial leadership and thought leadership with CEO's and Boards. She recently co-facilitated the Global Summit on Psychology & Climate Change attended by the leaders of 44 Psychological Societies in Lisbon (November 2019). You can connect with Terri Morrissey online via LinkedIn or Twitter.