Yes! It is one thing to be generally aware that certain conditions exist. It is another thing to deliberately, proactively and persistently focus on the challenges they create, and how they need to be addressed. It is an important component of the discipline of change management.
Yes! It is the base cognitive level of leadership, understanding the challenges that will be faced and the generic tactics and strategies to deal with them.
Yes! It involves an awareness of the issues and challenges as well as attending to them. It is also, however, about developing emotional maturity and equanimity to avoid relapsing into reflex ‘fight-or-flight’ responses. It includes developing the ability to handle the emotions of oneself and others. It also involves cultivating an embodied state of being that is calm, relaxed, balanced and stable in the face of frustration, stress and confrontation.