Breaking The Chain

Leading in a VUCA World: Introducing Leadership in Complexity with Charmaine Reid, Nathaniel Chapman and Etienne van Wyk

Mariia Bondarenko

Written by: Mariia Bondarenko

5 minute read

Welcome to the seventh episode of “Breaking the Chain,” Season 2, hosted by Charmaine Reid, Impel’s European Director: Leadership Development and Coaching, who is joined by Nathaniel Chapman, Founder and Managing Director at Impel Talent, and Etienne van Wyk, Head of Life Sciences at Impel Talent. Together, they introduce the concept of leading in complexity.

In a world characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), navigating the ever-changing landscape of leadership requires a nuanced understanding of modern complexities. Charmaine, Nathaniel, and Etienne kick off the episode by shedding light on the constant unpredictable change globally and in specific industries, emphasising the need for continuous retraining and reshaping.

From personal anecdotes to industry insights, they explore the challenges faced by leaders managing multiple generations, technical advancements contributing to workplace complexities, and strategies for addressing complex challenges within business environments. Moreover, the conversation extends to challenges encountered during the pandemic response, the importance of succession planning and organisational strategies, and the impact of personal life challenges on work performance.

Tune in to this enlightening episode for practical insights on leading through uncertainty in today’s dynamic world on your favourite platforms:

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