The Journey of Not Knowing
How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None
The Journey of Not Knowing offers a fast paced, entertaining read that goes to the heart of a critical state in today’s business climate and society overall: the constantly changing 21st Century with uncharted waters ahead. This book advances a new approach to leading change that will inspire leaders of any size organization, and anyone else wishing to pursue new possibilities, to see the discomfort of the unknown as an adventure rather than an obstacle to building a better future.
The book combines storytelling, business experience, and human psychology. Written as a fable, it follows an eight-member leadership team of a fictional company through one business day. At the end of that day, they have to explain to a critical new client why a former client fired them. None of the team members knows why and until asked, had carefully avoided the issue.
The story delves into their defended behaviors as they work first to ignore and then to solve the mystery. The memorable characters in the book are persons with whom readers might cringingly identify. It also might trigger insights into their own ineffective behaviors when faced with the unknown.
The book opens with a formative event the author experienced as an executive in Amazon’s early days. It closes with the Journey of Not Knowing leadership model and discussion questions to start readers on their own journeys into the unknown.
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The Journal of Not Knowing
Charting Your Own Course
The Journal of Not Knowing, a companion workbook to The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None.
We all have dreams, big and small, but how do we overcome our fears to make them happen? They could fail. People might laugh, resist, or . . . love them. We won’t know until we try. How do we summon the courage to try new ideas to make things better, for ourselves and others? Whether you are leading an organization or looking to make a personal change, The Journal of Not Knowing will guide you through a mission of self-discovery.
The journal offers a companion workbook to The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None. To be used with the Journey book or by itself, the workbook contains provocative questions, exercises, and other tools to explore how you go about navigating the unknown, deal with risk, and work through your fears to pursue your dreams.Read More
Based on many years of work with The Journey of Not Knowing program participants, The Journal of Not Knowing will allow you to work on your own or with others to explore and create a plan to tackle:
- Your relationship with the unknown.
- How you handle not knowing whether your ideas will turn out, including how people will react to them.
- How discomfort with uncertainty shows up in your life and gets in the way of you trying new ideas and behaviors.
- How to become comfortable with the scariness of the risk.
- How to avoid sabotaging yourself with defensive behaviors.
- Finding a purpose to fuel your travel through discomfort on the way to building a better future.
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Judged by booksellers and librarians, the Foreword INDIES honor the best independently published books. The Journey of Not Knowing book was a Foreword INDIES Winner in the category of Business & Economics.