Action in the Moment

Self-Awareness and Intuition for Leaders in Ambiguous Times

by Thomas G. Swenson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/18/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9781480829541
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9781480829558

About the Book

“Action in the Moment” challenges the idea of uncertainty as the basis of reality. Treating uncertainty as the basis of reality is very wrong when we actually live in an ambiguous world. If reality was based on uncertainty, a machine could replace us and there would be no reason for our existence. Additionally, ambiguity provides us with free will because we can then use our own internal rules in making decisions. We do not have to use the external rules designed into a machine that makes decisions based on probabilities and utility. “Action in the Moment” presents self-awareness and intuition as key concepts in improving our understanding of individual and organization behavior in ambiguous times. The thesis presented is that we must admit that ambiguity is the basis of reality, and, rely on self-awareness and intuition as fundamental to decision making and our reason for our existence. We clearly have much to do in responding to the apparent chaos presented by ambiguity. We have reached a point where we are like a deer frozen in the headlights of an oncoming car. Decision-making paralysis has resulted from us avoiding ambiguity as the basis for reality. This book describes a simple process for eliminating this paralysis by developing our self-awareness and intuition. The process presented will improve your leadership ability, the integrity of decision-making, and almost every aspect of organization behavior.

About the Author

Thomas G. Swenson, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in management from the University of Oregon. His career has deviated from the traditional academic career. He has taught traditional aged and adult students, active U.S. and foreign military, government officials from Commonwealth, Central Asian and South Asian countries, members of royal families and top government officials on the Arabian Peninsula, and business executives from various countries. He has guided the founding of English language centers and universities in foreign countries, and created his own startup apparel company in Vietnam. His career has had transitions driven by curiosity and inspired by the unknown in searching for the next unique challenge.