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A pandemic of uncertainty: Leading together when we can't see the future alone

Miller, Vachel


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  "description": "<p><strong><em>Purpose: </em></strong><em>In this research note, I reflect on the role of certainty in educational planning, amid the challenges to certainty posed by the COVID pandemic.&nbsp; This reflection is autoethnographic, based on theoretical literature from the field of organizational leadership, as well as my own teaching observations.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Methods: </em></strong><em>Over the past several months, the COVID pandemic has undermined and frustrated efforts to plan the future.&nbsp; In this paper a litterature review research was adopted.</em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Results: </em></strong><em>The possibility opened by the pandemic is that organizational leadership can become more relational, fluid, and responsive; rather than relying on assumptions of certainty. To further enrich this argument, follow-up studies could explore specific examples and cases in which organizations have adjusted their assumptions regarding certainty, planning, and leadership.</em></p>\n\n<p><strong><em>Implications: </em></strong><em>Insight identified in this article has lasting implications for how educational institutions approach planning and how organizations can cultivate leadership to be more resilient and nimble.</em></p>", 
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  "headline": "A pandemic of uncertainty: Leading together when we can't see the future alone", 
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  "datePublished": "2020-10-30", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/4261955", 
  "keywords": [
    "pandemic", 
    "organizational leadership", 
    "uncertainty"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4261955", 
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