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Leaders navigating the complexities of our world

LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINITY PST. JASON MARTIN ERIC WILLIAMS IN HIS BOOK MEN OF ISSACHAR Said, “True Crisis is a “decisive moment or an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs” in history. It is fashionable to suggest the early 21st century is a time fraught with crisis. The powers that be tell us crisis is on every side. Indeed, when crisis does not materialize as quickly or as violently as one might expect it seems civil leadership is not averse to creating one.” (pp. 1-2). INTRODUCTION • We are facing a complex, diverse and uncertain times right now. • We are aware of this time more than any other group in history. • 63% of teen suicides come from fatherless homes, • 90% of all runaways and homeless children come from fatherless homes, • 80% of rapists come from fatherless homes, • 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes, • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes, • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes, and 85% of all youths in prison • Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) of opposite- UK MARRIAGE STATS 2020 CON’T sex couples cohabited before getting married in 2017; this proportion was slightly higher for couples who had a civil ceremony (90%) compared with those who had a religious ceremony (81%). Volatility Let pray there are not other VUCA world like this. V.U.C. A Uncertain ty Complexit ies Ambiguity VOLATILITY •Change in nature •Change in Dynamics. •Change in Rate and Speed •Effects: •Risk •Instability •Flux UNCERTAINTY •Drivers • Unpredictability • Potential Surprises • Unknown Outcome •Effects: • Direction Paralysis due to data overload COMPLEXITY •Drivers • Task Correlation • Multifaceted Effects • Influencers •Effects: • Unproductive • Dualities AMBIGUITY Drivers  Ideal vs Actual  Misinterpretation Effects:  Induce Doubt and Distrust  Lapses in Decision Making • Unclear about who God is. SPIRITUAL ISSUES • Uncertainty in ministry • There is Uncertainty leading the people of God • Seeking after our own agendas. • Not aware of the times we are facing. If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn't much to you in the first place (Proverbs 24:10,) THE MESSAGE BIBLE • And of the children of Issachar, 1 COR 12:32 which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; • . (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., 1 Ch 12:32). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc. • The Holy Bible: King James Version . (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 190 0 Authorized Version., 1 Ch 12:32). Be llingham, WA: Logos Research System s, Inc. Click icon to add picture VOLATILIT Y REQUIRES VISION NEH. 2 Pause to listen and look around. This can help you understand and develop new ways of thinking and acting in response to AS LEADERS WE MUST BE AWARE OF THE TIME Click icon to add picture UNCERTAINTY REQUIRES UNDERSTANDIN G AND AN UNWAVERING COMMITMENT AS LEADERS WE MUST BE AWARE OF THE TIME Click icon to add picture COMPLEXITY REQUIRES CLARITY 1.Communicate clearly with your people. In complex situations, clearly expressed communication s help them to understand God’s heart and direction. CLARITY 2.Develop teams and promote collaboration. VUCA situations are often too complicated for one person to handle. So, build teams that can work effectively in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment. 3.Review and Evaluate – Neh 2: 11 Click icon to add picture AMBIGUITY REQUIRES AGILITY Promote Flexibility Adaptability • The VUCA world in which we live CONCLUSIO N Requires Leaders who are visionaries, with a clear understanding and a sense of God’s purpose, and is flexible REFERENCE • birthsdeathsandmarriages/ marriagecohabitationandcivilpartnerships/bulletins/ marriagesinenglandandwalesprovisional/2017#:~:text=There %20were%20242%2C842%20marriages%20in,marriages %20per%201%2C000%20unmarried%20women.
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