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How to Thrive in a VUCA Work Environment

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Course Description

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The acronym VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous - was coined in the 1990s.

It describes many people's experience of their workplace extremely well.

In this kind of environment, it can be hard to feel like you are coping - let alone thriving.

That's certainly how I felt!

It's also something that training participants and seminar audiences have been asking me about for years. So I decided to collate the ten best tools and principles I know into a short, sharp course.

One of the most valuable approaches to thriving in a VUCA world is the Pareto Principle; the 80:20 rule...

The 80:20 rule says that you get 80 per cent of the value from the best 20 per cent of the ideas...

... when you apply it well.

So, here is the best 20 percent.

Apply it well, and you'll make a huge difference to your success at work.

Good Luck!

Dr Mike Clayton


After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Cope – and thrive - in the stresses of a VUCA working environment
  • Deploy a range of strategies to control your workload
  • Get ahead with powerful VUCA-optimised attitudes
  • See ahead and prepare yourself for what’s next


This course is for professionals within the following business functions:

  • Any function that swims in volatile waters amid a myriad of complex connections
  • Any function that interacts across multiple boundaries and needs to make decisions amidst many unknowns
  • Any managerial role where you need to deal with rapid change and constant uncertainty
  • Any professional role where your team or clients face complex and ambiguous challenges

  1. Volatile - Uncertain - Complex - Ambiguous: the Nature of VUCA - 6 minutes

    1. VUCA Prime
    2. What did you learn?
  2.  Practical Approaches to Thriving in a VUCA Environment - 20 minutes

    1. Compelling Causes
    2. The Gemba
    3. Strategic Networking
    4. Powerhouse Peak
    5. Click Bubble and Hum
    6. Constructive Conduct
    7. Horizon Scanning
    8. Powerhouse Modes
    9. Curiosity
    10. Powerhouse Loop
    11. What did you learn?
  3.   Bonus Items - 17 minutes 

    1. Better Decisions
    2. Empty Inbox
    3. What did you learn?

About the Expert

Mike Clayton

Mike Clayton

Mike is one of the UK's leading project delivery experts. He has many years of experience managing projects and integrating change in many companies of varying sizes. Mike has had key roles in managing multi-million pound projects for Vodafone, General Motors, BAA and Transport for London. Organisations of all sizes have benefited from his skills in integrating complex change. You will get real results as his highly practical approach simplifies complex ideas. Mike also has over 20 years of experience training project managers, throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on project management topics: How to Manage a Great Project On budget. On target. On time. (Pearson, 2014) The Influence Agenda A systematic approach to aligning stakeholders in times of change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) Brilliant Project Leader What the best project leaders know, do and say to get results, every time (Pearson, 2012) Risk Happens! Managing risk and avoiding failure in business projects (Marshall Cavendish, 2011)
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