Leading in Uncertainty

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Susannah Harmon Furr and Nathan Furr - Leading in uncertainty

A transformative series of videocasts for uncovering possibilities in the unknown

The growing uncertainty of the world we live in is a reality we must now deal with! But don’t think of it as something to fear; instead, see it as something to get excited about. We can’t imagine a more fitting program to address this challenge than this series of videocasts that we’ve crafted with Nathan and Susannah Furr. It delivers an incredibly positive and motivating message designed to steer you through the fog and turbulence ahead.

This series encourages you to embrace uncertainty and to become comfortable with it rather than trying to run away from it. You will discover the positive aspects of uncertainty and the numerous possibilities it can offer. The program serves as a guide, showing you how to unlock the potential within uncertainty by recognizing and seizing its opportunities.

Leading in Uncertainty in a nutshell

In today’s fast-paced work environment, uncertainty is a constant reality, driven by rapid technological advances and unforeseen global events. It has a profound impact on all of us, inducing feelings of confusion, anxiety and apprehension toward decision-making and action. Leaders and their teams must cultivate the skills to navigate this uncertainty, turning it into a catalyst for positive outcomes.

This program distills wisdom from distinguished leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, providing concrete tools rooted in psychology, innovation and decision science. It empowers leaders to turn uncertainty into a force for progress and creativity. Through this transformative journey, you will learn how to reframe your mindset to approach uncertainty effectively, prime yourself for its challenges and what to do in order to unlock its inherent potential, and sustain yourself when faced with its downsides. 

By embracing this journey, you will come to view uncertainty as a gateway to opportunity, positive change and personal growth. You will be equipped to harness its substantial benefits, both for your own personal development and for the advancement of your organization.

Nathan Furr - Leading in  uncertainty

Nathan Furr is Professor of Strategy and Innovation at INSEAD and a recognized expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy. Professor Furr earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University where he studied how innovators commercialize their ideas. His bestselling books include The Innovator’s Method, Leading Transformation, Innovation Capital and The Upside of Uncertainty, all published by Harvard Business Review Press. He has published broadly in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Inc. and academic journals. He is an Innosight Fellow, has been nominated for the Thinkers 50 Innovation Award and works with leading companies including Google, Microsoft, Citi, ING, Philips, Solvay and many more.

Susannah Harmon Furr -  - Leading in  uncertainty

Susannah Harmon Furr is a designer, art historian and founder of a women’s clothing line. In addition to teaching individuals and organizations about uncertainty, she has recently started a bio-intensive garden in Normandy that focuses on regenerative ecosystems. With Nathan Furr, she is the co-author of The Upside of Uncertainty. Together, they started the UP (Uncertainty Possibility) School, a center of learning and community designed to help participants find meaningful possibilities and transformation in their lives and careers.