Leading amid uncertainty is a fact of life for technology executives, whose industries face constant disruption. Here three leaders share lessons about managing when the path ahead isn’t clear.
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When Leading in the Fog Is a Fact of Life
“The cultural foundation starts by admitting what you know and don’t know, and being clear about the incremental steps you’re going to take to get more information and learn about the market. ”—Abe Ankumah, CEO of Nyansa
“You’ve been selected, elected or chosen to be the person right now making these decisions. And if you weren’t the best one to do it, someone else would be in your chair. How do you step up and organize your thinking to get through the other side of this? ”—John Donovan, former CEO of AT&T Communications
“CEOs who can sell are good at telling a story. They’re good at up leveling the vision and strategy and weaving it into a story so that other people can understand it, relate to it, connect to the story and believe.”—Penny Herscher, veteran Silicon Valley board director and CEO
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