Embracing Uncertainty Pre-Work

Meet Charlie. Charlie has prepared himself for discovery. He is relaxed, righthand in pocket. He is undaunted, left fist pointing to his future. One gets the impression that Charlie has attempted this voyage before. Charlie courageously faces the uncertainty of wide-open spaces. He understands that hidden opportunities are within reach.

Step One: Download The Un-Learning Journal

To keep track of your reflections and key takeaways, and the information you’ll need for the workshop, download your journal. Page four explains how to use the journal before, during, and after the session. The journal is formatted as a fillable pdf. You can open it on a laptop and fill it out with a keyboard, or you can print it out and keep handwritten notes.

Step TWO: Complete the Unstuck Minds Assessment (15 minutes)
  • Create an account.
  • Use the survey code: BOTW to access the assessment.
  • Save the report or print it out so that you can reference the information during the session.
  • Return to this page to complete the remaining steps.
Step THREE: explore the world of Perfect fit (20 minutes)

In the simulation, you and a team will play the part of a “WorkOut Squad” in a business simulation about a company called Perfect Fit Supplements. The CEO of Perfect Fit, Celia, has just learned that one of Perfect Fit’s original (and most strategic) customers – Thrive Gyms – in a key market segment has decided not to renew their contract. Celia has asked you and a small group of other employees to help strategize for a meeting with Kyle, the new leader of procurement and supply chain for Thrive. Will you and your team be able to save the day?

Check out the webpages below to learn more about your most important customers and competitors…

Step FOUR: Prepare for your team’s Workout squad meeting (20 minutes)

The WorkOut Squad’s first assignment is to help Mateo, Perfect Fit’s account manager for Thrive Gyms, prepare for a meeting with Kyle. Mateo’s time with Kyle will be limited, so it’s important to think carefully about what you need to know to propose a new partnership with Thrive.


Celia and Mateo brainstormed a list of questions for Kyle. Download the list by clicking the button below. Before the session, identify up to 5 questions that you recommend Mateo ask Kyle at the Thrive meeting.  In other words, which of the questions at the link below are most likely to get you to the information you most want?


Congratulations!  You have completed the advance assignments, and you’re ready to be an active member of your simulation team.  We are looking forward to meeting you at the embracing uncertainty learning experience!