How To Lead In Ambiguity

By Brett Sadler and originally published by The Uk Leadership Academy

Brett will be featured storyteller in Enlivening Edge’s Community Conversation on October 1.

In this Podcast, Brett interviews David Rooke and Jennifer Garvey Berger

David Rooke has been at the forefront of leadership development for over 30 years, and co-wrote (with Bill Torbert) the highly influential Harvard Business Review paper The Seven Transformations of Leadership which outlined the concept of the Leadership Development Framework.

Jennifer’s business is called Cultivating Leadership, which ‘does what it says on the tin’.  She has authored and co-authored several books, most recently Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps – How to Thrive in Complexity.

In this episode we look at some of the factors that can inhibit us from ‘thriving in complexity’, and also delve into the idea that Leadership is a journey, not a destination.

Seven Transformations of Leadership by David Rooke and Bill Torbert is available on the Harvard Business Review website.  And you can find out more about David and his work at

And here are the links to Jennifer’s books:

Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity

Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Republished with permission.

Note from Enlivening Edge Magazine:



Brett has also written a highly readable paper: Organisation Megatrends – 10 Trends Transforming How Organisations Work. The Paper provides a great link between the traditional corporate world and the emerging Teal world.




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