Thriving in Chaos: How to Lead and Collaborate in a VUCA World

“Business as usual” doesn’t exist anymore. Our world is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous — VUCA, in other words. Throw in the face that up to 70 percent of our workforce is unengaged, and most of us are left scrambling for answers. How do we succeed in a world as complex as this?

The answer lies in tapping key leadership and collaboration skills — skills that most experts say will be crucial going forward — by using one of the best-kept secrets around: MBSN. That’s “Management By Sticky Notes.”

In this interactive session, Bill Sheridan will guide you through learning and hands-on exercises to develop the holy grail of team skills: collaboration and engagement. This fun and interactive session is not a keynote, but an opportunity to teach you skills needed to succeed in a collaborative world. This exercise will inspire you and kick-start leadership and team development strategies. A report of the group’s work will be provided after the session.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the value of team collaboration and engagement
  • Develop a collaborative skillset
  • Identify the top five trends and issues facing business and accounting
  • Recognize why facilitation skills are critical for leaders
  • Identify how leadership is changing

Major Topics

  • The Lookout Post: Presentation of the major trends and issues facing business and accounting
  • Why Collaboration: Presentation of why collaboration and facilitation are critical new skills for leaders
  • Exercise: How is leadership changing?
  • Exercise: What are the top issues / trends that we must address now
  • Wrap-up and next steps

Who Should Attend

Professionals who aspire to be more effective leaders through collaboration

Fields of Study

Personal Development


Management experience and understanding the value of collaboration and relationship management


Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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