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Not Knowing – skills for leading in a complex and uncertain world

  • Nov 23, 2016 · 6:00 PM
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Not Knowing – skills for leading in a complex and uncertain world

“The future belongs to the learners, not the knowers” Richard Leider

Great leadership is not just about skillfully applying your knowledge and expertise. It is about successfully navigating the uncharted waters beyond the edge of competence, and engaging with Not Knowing to best position you and your organization for the future.

The session will be an immersive, interactive learning experience designed to explore the skills and capabilities required to lead in an increasingly uncertain, ambiguous and complex world, such as deep listening and observation, questioning and experimentation.

The session is based on the award-winning book ‘Not Knowing - the art of turning uncertainty into opportunity’ launched at Harvard University in May 2014 and winner of the Chartered Management Institute UK ‘Book of the Year Award 2015’.

About Diana

Diana is a leadership educator, consultant and award-winning author. 

In her work Diana weaves together a range of disciplines including Adaptive Leadership, Complexity Theory, Adult Development and Process Oriented Psychology to help people become better leaders and make a positive impact in the world around them. 

Diana is co-director and co-founder of the Uncharted Leadership Institute, a global leadership consultancy focused on building the capability of organisations and individuals to successfully navigate uncertainty and make progress on complex challenges. She is also an associate and adjunct lecturer with the University of Texas, Adelaide University, Monash University and Melbourne Business School, and has served as guest faculty with the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s ‘The Art and Practice of Leadership Development’ program.

Her book ‘Not Knowing: the art of turning uncertainty into opportunity’, with Steven D’Souza, is the winner of the 2015 Chartered Management Institute 'Book of the Year' award in the U.K. and has been translated in eight languages. Her second book ‘Not Doing’, also with D’Souza, is due for release in October 2017.

Diana is based in Melbourne, Australia and can be contacted at [masked] @NotKnowingLab

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  • Andrea L.

    I very much enjoyed my first session of the KMLF and would have loved to stay on to discuss informally. Now that I know there is a dinner group after and will plan for this!

    November 24

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    November 24

  • Meredith L.


    November 24

  • Peter C.

    Good to see 23 attendees at a very interesting session by Diana Renner.

    November 24

  • MLR

    Feeling a bit blah so I won't be there tonight, but m'colleague Sachith will attend and share the learning with the rest of the team later in the week :-)

    November 23

  • Christoph H.

    Sorry folks. I realised that two KMLFs in one week just didn't add up. Have a great night.

    November 23

  • Stephen G.

    Sounds great but I just realised that I will be in Perth

    October 29

  • Lisa W.

    Visiting Melbourne for the week and hope to attend. I have only attended (and presented at) one other KMLF event (Nov 2015) -- looking forward to this topic.

    1 · November 15

  • Gaby

    I may arrive late, as I work in Lilydale, in the outer eastern suburbs.

    November 2

    • Keith De La R.

      Gaby -

      No problem. The first half-hour of the session is mostly networking time - the formal part of the evening starts at around 6:30.

      - Keith

      November 2

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