“Chaos does not mean total disorder. Chaos means a multiplicity of possibilities. Chaos is from the ancient Greek words that means a thing that is birthed from the void. Chaos creates the opening for new possibilities.” 
(Jok Church (n.d.))

Can chaos be a gift?

When dealt with effectively, it can lead to greater innovation, better teamwork, better interpersonal relations and better performance.

But in order to achieve this within a changing and demanding VUCA environment, leaders and non-leaders must first learn to lead themselves. This guide will show you how to do exactly that within our own turbulent times.

Chaos is a Gift? offers practical realities and specific recommendations on how to lead yourself in the private and public sectors, the academic world and conflict/post-conflict environments.

This book is ideal for leaders in broad range of environments, including the business, private, academic, and public sectors, and conflict/post-conflict environments.


“After reading this book, I’m convinced leaders are called in a VUCA time like ours, to lead themselves and others by finding vision where others only see volatility, to find clarity and courage where others only see complexity.” – Prof Jacobus Kok, Co-Director RCEC, Leuven and Contributing Editor of “Leading in a VUCA World” (Springer)

“Written for multiple sectors from diverse voices; this book illuminates the importance of self-leadership in a VUCA world.” – Cynthia Cherrey, President and CEO, International Leadership Association

“Chaos creates opportunities. Furthermore, it gives you the opportunity to learn something about yourself and how to exert yourself in your work environment.” – Prof Hendri Kroukamp, Dean: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa

“Chaos is a Gift? could hardly be a more timely publication. The contributors consider the question: How should we comport ourselves in VUCA times? The answers they give are both wise and important.” – Dr Steven van den Heuvel, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the ETF, Belgium

“Yes! Chaos is a gift, inviting and challenging every leader to dig deep for spiritual renewal and to collaborate with others for the betterment of our world. I highly recommend this book!” – Dr R. Ray Klapwyk, Educational Consultant Instructor in Educational Leadership at Trinity Western University, Canada

“This book shows you what you must learn and model in order to lead in todays’ world.” – Dr Don Page, former foreign policy analyst in the Canadian federal government and academic vice president at Trinity Western University, Canada