Are You an Uncertain Leader?

Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership. Where there is no uncertainty, there is little need for leadership.

Times of uncertainty are an environment which begs for good leadership.

Those who view leaders from a distance may think that top leaders have things easy. What they don’t realize is that more responsibility requires a person to deal with things that are less tangible and with more complex uncertainty. 

More Responsibility = More Uncertainty 

  • In times of uncertainty, the natural urge is to be more general and hesitant in your directives. If you do this, your people will be unsure of what you expect. The result could easily be chaos.
  • Your capacity as a leader will hinge on how well you learn to deal with uncertainty. Know where to turn for help (Heb 4:16).
  • Learn to give precise and understandable direction even when the outcomes are unpredictable. Develop skill in the art of clarity.

Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

For thoughts on how important your choices are, see the lesson on Choices.


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