KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Change and uncertainty—along with complexity and responsibility—come standard with leadership. Moreover, just how well leaders manage that uncertainty will have a huge effect on their organizations. In her new book, TBD: To be Determined: Leading with Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times (available Oct. 11), leadership expert Brenda K. Reynolds offers guidance applicable to managers negotiating challenges including reorganizations, mergers, and layoffs. It's also a timely message for leaders dealing with game-altering natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and wildfires. "Learning how 'to be' when the answers are unclear is the most important leadership muscle you can build," advises Reynolds.
Yet this skill is not typically taught in business schools. She says, "Dealing with and being with uncertainty often isn't taught in business school and isn't part of your MBA education." Reynolds believes TBD fills the important function of giving readers that missing piece, essentially providing them with an MBA upgrade.
The book details how leaders can best lead themselves and others from the way things were to the way they will be and why it is critical to avoid rushing through this uncomfortable period in between called uncertainty. Instead, she advises, "Turn your 'now what?' moment into a 'why not?' moment by recognizing that those uncomfortable shifts provide opportunities to make something even better out of the situation."
Readers will discover how to:
- Lead others confidently through the challenges of change and emotions of transition.
- Navigate "Transition Fog" and transform uncertainty into opportunity.
- Exercise powerful options for times when they feel powerless.
- Become a better leader during "now what?" moments.
About the Author
A media favorite, Brenda K. Reynolds has been featured in Bloomberg News, Business News Daily and on Starcom Radio Network. This author, speaker and consultant is the founder of BKR Consulting, where she has been helping clients navigate changing times for more than two decades. She holds a master's degree in organizational development from American University in Washington, D.C. In addition to her new book, she has a popular card deck full of information and inspiration that keeps people from getting stuck during changes in their personal or professional lives. Her "Now What?" Transformation Clarity™ Card Deck puts answers in the palm of people's hands. She'll be taking the stage at the TEDx Wilmington Women's Conference on Nov. 2.
Availability: Philadelphia area, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
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