Susy Roberts, 6th July 2016
It’s a good thing the British have a steely resolve for remaining unflustered and carrying on during a crisis. We’ll need that more than ever in the coming months. Not only don’t we know how we’ll continue to trade with Europe and the rest of the world, nor how long the pound, FTSE and cost of living will take to recover, but we don’t yet know who the next Prime Minister will be, nor whether Scotland and Northern Ireland will use the result to break with the UK.
The only thing certain about Brexit is just how uncertain everything is. The upshot of which is that now, more than ever, managers, and leaders, need to be able to develop the key skill of managing ambiguity, so that they can continue to take steps forward, without yet knowing what the end destination might be.