Social conversations generally flow round a few well-worn topics. Spouses, kids, politics, how poor service seems to be endemic in South African companies and so on; eventually taking us down the road to discussions around that activity we love to hate - work.
Having trained on presentation skills a number of times, I understand peoples' reluctance to step into the lime light.
I also note that most of us think that, if you're an extrovert you'll be a naturally good presenter; conversely, if you're an introvert you will never be able to move in a position which calls for this skill. Actually, neither of those sweeping statements is fact.
There are studies which clearly show that we will pay more (sometimes quite a bit more) for the self-same goods from a person we like rather than from someone who's offering us a better deal but with a bad attitude!!
In my previous blog I posited the scenario of someone being skilled enough to actually drive a car, for the first time, at their driving test. Demonstrating sufficient skill to earn them their license there and then.
This is the third of 4 blogs where we will unpack the term VUCA in the South African context.
As you may know the term VUCA refers to Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
It is by now well recognized that leaders in 2018 need to be VUCA ready, but what does the term complexity mean in the workplace? What is it that we need to get ready for?