Director, Executive Coaching & Leadership, Google
San Francisco, United States of America
The DNA of VUCA: Coaching leaders to deal with chaos, complexity, and exponential change
Few of today’s leaders are prepared to deal with the escalating levels of complexity, change and disruption they face, often referred to as Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity or VUCA. David’s session outlines how coaches can help leaders succeed and even thrive in VUCA by cultivating the right capabilities and mindsets through increased exposure, under the right conditions, to Diversity, Novelty, and Adversity. David shows how such experiences, supplemented by thoughtful reflection, increase leadership agility and generate more effective decision-making.
David Peterson is responsible for innovative, high-impact approaches to develop Google leaders to meet current, emergent, and disruptive challenges. In addition, he coaches senior leaders, leads strategy for Google’s executive coaching programs, and supports multiple leadership and organization development initiatives, including leading a team on agile organization design for Google’s future needs. An innovative practitioner and thought leader for over 25 years, David has coached leaders in top organizations around the world and trained and mentored hundreds of executive coaches. Author of the best-selling book Leader as Coach, with over a million copies sold, he is a highly-regarded author and popular keynote speaker, known for being on the cutting edge of the profession, challenging conventional wisdom and exploring provocative new ideas.