The Delicious Discomfort in Not
Knowing
@neildenny
www.linkedin.com/in/neildenny
NO DATA
Alternatively…
1/90th
of this presentation will be dedicated
to consideration of statistical analysis.
We are never more wrong than
when we are most right
The lawyer’s
curse
The
expert’s
curse
If only
they
would
change
Overprecision
OVERPRECISION
How many F’s are in the passage below?
“Those of us who focus on issues of
fairness too often effect agreement by
giving i...
The seductive lie
Theword`cope’and
theword`change’are
directlyoppositenot
thesame
People say they are looking for answers
when in reality they are looking for
someone to tell them just how little they
hav...
Strategies for surviving at the edge
…Because that’s where all the interesting stuff
happens!
The Breakthrough Equation
(4X) x E + S1/S2
= BT
Aversion Therapy – getting to
know not knowing
• Read more books
• Take up a craft, a
language or instrument
• Look at oth...
Play
games to
get
familiar
with new
systems
Aversion Therapy – getting to
know not knowing
Get Artisan
Connect External/Internal
Embrace complexity
• Manage resistance
• Envision and temporarily suspend
need for s...
‘Neil doesn’t
pretend to
have all the
answers (or
any of them
necessarily.)
He challenges
me to be more
creative and
take ...
Join
www.theleagueofnotknowing.com
for more information on coping
with and leading through
uncertainty.
Thank you.
Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing
Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing
Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing
Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing
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Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing

  1. 1. The Delicious Discomfort in Not Knowing @neildenny www.linkedin.com/in/neildenny
  2. 2. NO DATA
  3. 3. Alternatively… 1/90th of this presentation will be dedicated to consideration of statistical analysis.
  4. 4. We are never more wrong than when we are most right
  5. 5. The lawyer’s curse The expert’s curse
  6. 6. If only they would change
  7. 7. Overprecision OVERPRECISION
  8. 8. How many F’s are in the passage below? “Those of us who focus on issues of fairness too often effect agreement by giving in, instead of first using our powers of persuasion to affect a fair outcome that fully satisfies all of our legitimate interests”
  9. 9. The seductive lie
  10. 10. Theword`cope’and theword`change’are directlyoppositenot thesame
  11. 11. People say they are looking for answers when in reality they are looking for someone to tell them just how little they have to change
  12. 12. Strategies for surviving at the edge …Because that’s where all the interesting stuff happens!
  13. 13. The Breakthrough Equation (4X) x E + S1/S2 = BT
  14. 14. Aversion Therapy – getting to know not knowing • Read more books • Take up a craft, a language or instrument • Look at other sectors • Or (and this one is really easy!)…
  15. 15. Play games to get familiar with new systems Aversion Therapy – getting to know not knowing
  16. 16. Get Artisan Connect External/Internal Embrace complexity • Manage resistance • Envision and temporarily suspend need for successful outcome • Work with resistance, not against it Autonomy
  17. 17. ‘Neil doesn’t pretend to have all the answers (or any of them necessarily.) He challenges me to be more creative and take greater risks with my own vulnerabilities.’
  18. 18. Join www.theleagueofnotknowing.com for more information on coping with and leading through uncertainty. Thank you.

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