Leadership Quality 1050 – The Ambiguity Master.
Ambiguity is reality. There is no such thing as a linear plan or a worthwhile project that did not veer off course.
Being OK with ambiguity is a great quality; it allows space to reflect within the uncertainty, choices to be made from judgement not from fear or panic.
We are not OK with ambiguity when we are into control of everyone and everything. Control freaks tell you that their regime produces all manner of great results but mostly the opposite is true. Projects, people and ideas are stifled.
Control is an illusion anyway. Name one thing that you have complete and absolute control over?
A number of my clients are working on their ‘ being OK with ambiguity muscle‘ right now. They realise that their Vision has blurred edges – that’s because it has not happened yet and they are making it up as they go along…Â going along with some ambiguity and seeing what best choice or turn to make or even to stay on course through the uncertainty.
Play roulette – let it ride! Keep the faith – the story is unfolding.
PS Heaven knows it’s tempting to try and control my rapidly evolving children and their ideas which, sometimes seem a little hair raising.
Good job Mrs. Fox is at hand with “Let them figure it out – because figuring stuff out is how its supposed to be.”