“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.” – Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, 1926
Bump, bump, bump! Does this sound like your days, weeks, months. . . maybe even years? Are you acting purposefully? Are you acting with intention? Or do you find yourself too busy to think?
The biggest challenge of leading in a VUCA world is the huge demand placed on a your time. If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself running ragged, with little time for strategic thinking. The result? You postpone dealing with critical strategic change. Or, in the worst case, strategic issues go unresolved. Bump, bump, bump!