Episode 190: 3 Aspects of a Nurturing Community

August 10, 2021

Uncertainty has a way of messing with our thinking, feelings, and behavior. 

At times the uncertainty looks like doubt. Other times, it looks like the need to learn a new skill. Still other times, it’s wrapped up in decision fatigue or endless options that overwhelm you.

You’ve likely found yourself in one of these situations in the past week, if not the past 24 hours. 

Uncertainty, Doubt, and Learning to Lead

So what do you do when you don’t know what to do?

That’s the topic we’re diving into on Episode 190 of LeaderCast. 

As we continue to explore the big idea of what it means for Christ-centered leaders to be learning leaders, this episode takes a deep dive into uncertainty and learning. 

When you find yourself in a place of uncertainty, recognize it’s a part of learning. The four stages of learning describe our skills/competency and consciousness – whether we’re aware of what we don’t know or not. (See the image below.) Explore how the four stages of learning can help you recognize what you’re experiencing and what to do next.

Self-Protection and Uncertainty

Additionally, uncertainty in leadership can lead to self-protection. As it relates to our topic for this month, it can show up as always having to have the answers. As you listen to Episode 190, we identify four ways this can show up in organizations and teams. 

Once you recognize what is happening, ask for help and stay curious. That’s what being a learning leader is all about. 

Write it Down/Talk it Out

  • What do you need to get curious about in your leadership? What questions can you ask of your team or other “experts” to reduce uncertainty?
  • Who is the last person you asked for help? Reach out and thank them for their role in your leadership journey.

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