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Leading into the Future IX: Fragmented and Inconsistent Images

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Tom Peter wrote many years ago about a manufacturing firm that can change its product line every four hours with the assistance of computers and robotics. This is now commonplace – and 3-D production of products makes the change-interval even shorter. Nothing remains the same for long and what does remain must reside alongside things that are very old, very new or short-lived. While the United States is no longer the dominant country in our 21st Century world – and the American Century is far behind us–the rest of the world still often follows hesitantly in the footsteps of the United States—especially American culture. We therefore can now welcome the rest of the world to the postmodern world of fragmentation and inconsistency. VUCA-Plus is alive and well!

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Bergquist, William (2020) “Leadership and Anxiety–Containment and Metabolism: Anxiety in a VUCA-Plus Environment.” Library of Professional Psychologyhttps://library.psychology.edu/leadership-and-anxiety-containment-and-metabolism-i-anxiety-in-a-vuca-plus-environment/

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