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"Complex problems characterized by uncertainty, interconnectedness, poorly defined goals, and high risk are not new to the human experience. Yet humanity is increasingly faced with multifaceted and pervasive global challenges, and leadership education must adapt accordingly. These complex problems transcend borders and require a collective, adaptive, and iterative learning response. Complex problems such as failure to act on climate change, unemployment, food crises, governance failures, pandemics, cyberattacks, and involuntary migration are interrelated challenges that require paradigm shifts in responses and leadership (Global Risk Report, 2020). "


This is the accepted version of the following article:

Satterwhite, R., Sarid, A., Cunningham, C.M., Goryunova, E., Crandall, H.M., Morrison, J.L., Sheridan, K. and Miller, M. (2020). Contextualizing our leadership education approach to complex problem solving: Shifting paradigms and evolving knowledge: Priority 5 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020–2025. Journal of Leadership Studies, 14, 63-71.

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