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Author Clampitt, Phillip G.

Title Embracing uncertainty : the essence of leadership / Phillip G. Clampitt and Robert J. DeKoch
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2001]
©2001

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 MELB  658.4092 Cla/Eut  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. What Are the Benefits of "Embracing Uncertainty?" -- 2. Why Do People Suppress Uncertainty? -- 3. What Is Uncertainty, Anyway? -- 4. How Is the Illusion of Certainty Created? -- 5. What Are the Dangers of Creating Artificial Certainty? -- 6. How Can You "Embrace Uncertainty?" -- 7. How Can You Cultivate an Awareness of Uncertainty? -- 8. How Can You Process Uncertainty? -- 9. How Can You Catalyze Action During Uncertain Times? -- 10. Does "Embracing Uncertainty" Really Work? -- App. A. The Working Climate Survey -- App. B. Scoring and Interpreting The Working Climate Survey -- App. C. Normative Data Results -- App. D. The History of the Instrument
Summary Annotation. Written for business executives, this book highlights the role of uncertainty in setting realistic goals, encouraging flexibility, and adapting to change. Clampitt (information sciences, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay) and DeKoch (a consultant) discuss the dangers of false certainty, the effective leader's reaction to uncertainty, and the specific skills needed to embrace uncertainty. Examples are taken from the classroom and from the business world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Leadership.
Uncertainty.
Risk management.
Author Dekoch, Robert J., 1952-
LC no. 2001020634
ISBN 0765607743 paperback alkaline paper
0765607735 alkaline paper