The leadership behaviors and actions that facilitate adaptation should be used together in a consistent way to enhance their positive effects and to avoid adverse side effects. For example, monitoring the environment, envisioning change, and strategic planning are frequently used as a set of interrelated leadership behaviors. The discovery of emerging problems or opportunities as a result of external monitoring is of little consequence unless you plan how to deal with them. By applying information gathered from external monitoring, leaders can develop or alter strategic plans to help make the envisioned change a reality. Likewise, monitoring the environment and strategic planning provide much of the context that drives innovation. ...

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