Chapter 10. Adaptive Leadership

One of the key questions that this book proposed to answer was “How can we adapt fast enough?” Fast enough today is different from what it was five years ago. Surviving and thriving while change accelerates requires a leadership culture built on responding to change over anything else. Whether you are responding to new opportunities or reacting to a competitor’s new product release, adapting fast enough must be one of your strategic goals.

When outcomes are uncertain, answers hard to devise, that’s the time to form a team, tap dreams, and improvise…. Putting lipstick on a bulldog won’t transform enough. Makeup can’t hide everything; change takes deeper stuff.1

1. Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. e-Volve!: Succeeding in ...

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