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Sharing thoughts and theory on containment, the valuable ability for leaders to harbor mental complexity to gain progress. Let's face it, change is messy, and the mistakes are there, waiting to be made. If we can tolerate the inner pains and hold back defenses toward the phycological reorientation, the organization can land on its two feet at the end of a turbulent cycle.

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How can leaders deal with the unknown? Maria João Pires' concert in Stockholm made me think of a Pires anecdote (recorded) that shows the value of creating a holding environment to tolerate uncertainty.

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*This is not happening*

Facing uncertainty, how do you keep the music playing 




Everyone agreed: This is the way forward. And then... not much happens. Everyone seems busy but too little gets done. What's going on? It may be time to analyze your organization's social defense systems.

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On Anxiety and Change