“I don’t know”
Particularly when it comes to the future. And perhaps about the past.
More often than not, we find ourselves in situations where we don’t know. Where we can’t know.
That’s a given.
The open question is how often we claim that stance. If it feels uncomfortable or awkward to acknowledge that we don’t know, we’re pretty certain to lose trust, waste confidence and find ourselves in a jam now and then.
Not knowing is going to happen. Acknowledging it is a sign of confidence and awareness.
Finding leaders who have this skill is worth the effort.