David Eccles School of Business
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About the course
In a rapidly-changing world, the key quality needed in future leaders is agility. Gain insights and strategies to increase your capacity to anticipate and understand challenges, rally the right resources to resolve them, and become a highly valuable, adaptable leader.
The world is experiencing dramatic, technology-driven change that has made it more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA). As artificial intelligence and machine learning are relied upon more heavily, business is moving from solving complicated problems through scenario-planning to managing complex situations through teamwork. This will require a different, more agile leader. Leadership agility— the ability to adapt and react quickly— requires skills such as collaboration, trust, adaptability, and innovation. Learn how to develop and apply these skills to prepare yourself to compete in a VUCA business world.
In this program, you will:
- Identify VUCA challenges within your own organization
- Utilize proven strategies to anticipate and minimize risk
- Develop adaptability to lead teams through complex challenges
- Learn to fully engage your resources to become a valuable asset in spite of outsourcing
Andrea B. Thomas is a Professor (Lecturer) of Marketing, Director of the Marketing Lab and Director of Business Scholars at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She recently joined the university after a 23-year career in brand management, retail marketing, innovation, ...