In praise of uncertainty

Clients often come to coaching expecting the coach to have the answers. But coaches can use this uncertainty to explore ideas and boost decision-making

Lindsay Wittenberg

Thanks to artist, writer, speaker, consultant and coach, Steve Chapman, I’ve discovered the term ‘safe uncertainty’, coined by systemic family therapist, Barry Mason. In his 1993 paper, Towards Positions of Safe Uncertainty, Mason suggests that uncertainty can be a path...

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