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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Strategies to enhance adaptability

Adaptability is the ability to adjust to change and overcome obstacles.

To stay competitive, today's leaders must change and conform to the latest standards on a nearly real-time basis. This calls for increased focus on developing and establishing the traits of flexibility and adaptability into all levels of the workforce hierarchy. Resistance to change is not a solution. An adaptive mindset is your best tool. To build or enhance your adaptability, consistently, practice the following:

  • Mental rehearsal: Picture yourself acting in opposing ways to get to the same outcome. Identify which approach will likely yield the best outcome.
  • Hold back your first response: Rather than reacting, adapt and thoughtfully ...

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