Episode 23 of the Futures Intelligence Leadership Podcast with Graham Norris and Dave Snowden.
ABOUT Graham Norris
Graham is the founder of Foresight Psychology, delivering Keynotes and facilitation to help people get comfortable with the future and make better decisions.
His doctoral research looked at change, adaptability and mindfulness among knowledge workers in China, which has been experiencing exceptionally rapid change and development. The subjects of the study showed that resilience and flexibility are key to overcoming biases and primal thinking that make optimal decision-making in the modern world challenging.
ABOUT Dave Snowden
Dave is the founder of Cognitive edge which was founded in 2005 with the objective of building methods, tools and capability to utilise insights from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. Even if you do not know who Dave Snowden is you may be familiar with, or even used one of his decision making frameworks, called the Cynefin Framework, which he developed while at IBM to help understand the context for decision making. You can find out more about Dave and his work at https://www.cognitive-edge.com/
ABOUT The Dialogue
In this dialogue we discuss, how uncertainty impacts our understanding of space and time, the limitations of self awareness and memory, the importance of disposition in complexity, how to navigate crisis using diversity and distributed decision making, why leaders need better decision making metrics and why need to get rid of the cult of the individual leader and embrace contextual and crews based leadership.