• Anna Conrad

5 Ways to Shift Your Perspective So You Can Lead Through Uncertainty

Updated: Aug 7


Uncertainty and change are inevitable. As a manager, you must prepare to lead your team through cloudy waters. But doing so requires the right mindset. Here are five

ways to shift your perspective:

  • Ask yourself, “What can I learn?”. You don't need to have all of the answers. When you embrace the discomfort of not knowing everything, you will experience growth and develop a new mindset.

  • Let go of perfectionism. Instead, look for progress, expect mistakes, and recognize that you can continually course-correct as needed.

  • One of our favorite challenges we give our clients is to continually ask themselves, "What am I assuming?". Check your assumptions and resist the temptation to oversimplify and come to quick conclusions. Make an effort to understand the complexity of the situation and your own biases.

  • Seek support. Reach out to peers who have their own set of experiences and perspectives to draw from.

  • Remember the big picture. Taking a broad, big picture view of the issues will reveal unexamined assumptions you may not be aware of.

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