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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World by Bob Rosen

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CHAPTER 11

Adaptive Mindset

An adaptive mind is a self-transforming mind. It is agile and flexible, open to the unexpected, and able to handle the uncertainty of change. It possesses a clear point of view, but it's open to other ideas and thus has great capacity to expand in the face of increasing mental complexity.

Why is this mind so important for healthy leaders today? Because the higher you go inside organizations, the more capacity you need for dealing with mental complexity. Over and over again we see this in real-life examples of business successes and failures. The ability to develop an adaptive mentality that course-corrects in real time has a direct effect on your leadership performance.

Thinking in Real Time

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