When Winning is Necessary

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change; so to be perfect is to change often.

—Winston Churchill

By now, you’ll have seen that organizations increasingly have to deal with changing circumstances and, therefore, adaptability is necessary in order to survive. Also, you’ll have read that adaptability is not possible without the courage to experiment and fail. In this chapter, you can read how it can help in situations where winning is necessary.

5.1 A Turning Point in the History of the Modern World

As Winston Churchill, on May 10, 1940, took office as prime minister, the once mighty United Kingdom teeters on the edge of the abyss. After a dramatic First World ...

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