As the world becomes increasingly complex, it might seem that humans are not capable of managing that level of complexity. My next guest, however, believes that is not the case as long as we can tap into our natural inclination towards connection, engagement, and creativity– all necessary skills to thrive in complexity. She is Jennifer Garvey Berger, the chief executive officer of Cultivating Leadership and the author of Unleash Your Complexity Genius: Growing Your Inner Capacity to Lead.
The massive amounts of complexity and change that leaders face these days are unprecedented. And our system, both organizational and bodily systems, are not automatically good at coping with this. In fact, our instinct to simplify a complex world can be dangerous.
This tendency and how to address it is captured in a wonderful book by my next guest. She is Jennifer Garvey Berger, the CEO of Cultivating Leadership and author of Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity.