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     What is a VUCA2.1 World?

Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) is  the contextual description for our world coined by social scientists working with the US Army War College (USAWC) more than a decade ago.  VUCA describes the USAWC expectation for the future world environment into which they send our military leaders after "graduation".  After the 9/11 tragedy, the War College formally changed its name to VUCA University signaling their realization that these were going to be long-term descriptors and dynamics for future realities that leaders will face for some time.
Leadership Agility:
A Business Imperative for a VUCA World
Article Published in People & Strategy by Agility Consulting
in Collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership
Leadership agility is the capability of a leader to dynamically sense and respond to changes in the business environment with actions that are focused, fast and flexible.  It is about a leader's ability to prepare all employees for a VUCA world that enables them to shift their mindsets and supporting skills from "I'm totally oblivious to the potential changes that might impact our organization" to "I see change coming and am prepared and already doing something about it."

Read our article Leadership Agility: A Business Imperative for a VUCA World published in a special issue of The Journal of The Human Resource, People & Strategy with the theme "Leading During Uncertainty:  The Next Decade."   The article provides a solid business case for a new framework for leadership in a VUCA world, practical application and results achieved from agility implementation at a consumer products company and implications of leadership agility for human resource professionals. 

LEADERSHIP AGILITY PROFILE™... 180˚, 270˚ or 360˚ Feedback?  How many "angles" can you get feedback on your leadership behavior? Lots of choices!  The LEADERSHIP AGILITY PROFILE™ (LAP) is comprised of the 75 critical leader behaviors related to creating success in our VUCA world.  Whether we are getting feedback from just one or two stakeholders in our success or from a full 360˚, we are only are able to adapt and grow when we get credible feedback pointing out the areas needing attention and then when we can get the insight into what we can do to address those development needs.  This is the value proposition from using the LAP which is now available directly from the Agility Consulting website as a resource for getting and or giving any angle of feedback you seek for yourself or your leaders.  You can also access a development guide filled with individual development plan ideas to support development of your leadership agility. 

Take a test drive of the LEADERSHIP AGILITY PROFILE™ by clicking on this link for an abbreviated 15 question self-assessment and get a personalized LAP-15 Scorecard.
January 2011
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    Generate Confidence
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    Liberate Thinking
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