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Can You Plan The Future?

Podcast with Dr. Margaret Heffernan

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Today we’re talking to Dr. Margaret Heffernan, who’s an entrepreneur and the author of six books, including her most recent Uncharted: How To Map The Future. Margaret’s Ted talks have been seen by over 7 million people around the world. She is also the lead faculty for the Forward Institutes Responsible Leadership Program, and she mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations.

In this week’s podcast, we explore the difference between complicated and complex systems, and how we can help people to care for their wellbeing as they navigate unpredictable and challenging work environments.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:33] – Margaret explains why studies suggest we can only confidently plan the future in workplaces for approximately 150 days at a time.
  • [06:29] – Margaret helps us explore the difference between a complicated world and a complex world and what this means for caring for wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [11:39] – Margaret provides an example of how workplaces can help people successfully navigate complexity.
  • [18:16] – Margaret outlines the capabilities we need to prioritize in workplaces to help people more confidently navigate complexity.
  • [22:03] – Margaret explains why thinking of ourselves as artists rather than managers may serve us better in the future in workplaces.
  • [27:47] – Margaret explores why thinking of ourselves as artists rather than managers may make us more resilient at work.
  • [31:22] – Margaret takes on the lightning round.

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Margaret!

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