In these uncertain times, a lot of us are being overwhelmed and facing a lot of uncertainty. Certainly, it appears that much of the heat is coming off but there is a lot to play out. For many of us, whether we’re leading at home or leading at work, there is no doubt in my mind that having tried and tested systems to plan and respond to situations like these are way better than reacting and hoping. When we plan, we can measure, test, learn, pivot and keep going. It builds confidence, provides certainty, removes much of the anxiety and allows us to grow
When thinking about our future selves, many picture a stranger. This failure to identify with one’s future-self,
lines up with the tendency towards short-term now-ness, as opposed to long-term planning.
The Institute For The Future found that we: