Breaking The Chain

Leading in a VUCA World: Thriving Amidst Uncertainty with Melissa Davis and Lea Esteban

Mariia Bondarenko

Written by: Mariia Bondarenko

5 minute read

Welcome to the sixth episode of “Breaking the Chain,” Season 2, hosted by Terentia Browne. This time Terentia is joined by special guests Melissa Davis, QA Compliance Manager at AGC Biologics A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lea Esteban, Senior HR at Airbus OneWeb Satellites in Toulouse, France. Together, they delve into the theme of leading through uncertainty, offering invaluable perspectives and strategies for navigating the ever-changing landscape of the modern workplace.

Together, they discuss how understanding the concept of VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) has enabled them to find comfort in uncertainty, articulate challenges effectively, and apply practical frameworks to lead through ambiguity. Throughout the conversation, Melissa and Lea emphasise the importance of embracing vulnerability, fostering open communication, and supporting team members through periods of uncertainty.

As the discussion unfolds, Terentia, Melissa and Lea explore personal strategies for handling change, including active questioning, setting limits on negative thoughts, and seeking support from others. They highlight the significance of self-awareness, grace, and empowerment in navigating uncertainty both as leaders and team members.

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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