Ready for Anything – Cognitive Readiness

Ready for Anything – Cognitive Readiness

George Pitagorsky

Being ready for anything is a critical asset in the face of change and uncertainty. In this Project Bite we explore cognitive readiness and how to cultivate it to perform optimally in the face of VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Change is a fact of life, we shield projects from it by practicing skillful project management. Cognitive Readiness is the ability to be ready for anything, to face VUCA calmly; to respond rather than react. It comes into play when the effects of VUCA get through the shield. Learn the four key factors for cultivating cognitive readiness so you, your team and your organization can be ready for anything.


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1 Hour Version Description: This presentation focuses on the ability to cultivate resiliency and flexibly to adapt to the flow of change and uncertainty that we are faced with. We will Identify the principal causes of unnecessary stress and failure in projects, apply an understanding of mindfulness, emotional and social intelligences to conflict and expectations management, and be able to practice formal and informal mindfulness meditation techniques.
Workshop Version Description: In the workshop, "Ready for Anything: Managing Challenging Projects with Mindfulness and Intelligence," participants will practice mindfulness and hone emotional and social intelligences to become better able to manage conflict and expectations in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The workshop includes exercises and dialog to anchor the content to the experience of participants. The workshop is available in virtual and onsite forms. There is follow up to ensure real world application of what is learned. Learning Objectives, participants will  Identify the principal causes of unnecessary stress and failure in projects  Apply their understanding of mindfulness, emotional and social intelligences to conflict and expectations management  Be able to practice formal and informal mindfulness meditation techniques  Engage in dialog to apply lerning to their real world situations

Ready for Anything - Cognitive Readiness

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