Leadership Essentials: Adaptability
Change is inevitable in any setting and there may be times when you feel that it’s difficult for you and your team members to cope with the changing expectations you are experiencing. Being adaptable is essential for you and your team, and means that you are, for example, able to handle emergencies and solve problems, respond to unpredictable situations and manage stress, and understand and learn new processes, activities and technology.
‘Leadership Essentials: Adaptability’ provides an overview of why adaptability is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how adaptability can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at adaptability in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Adapting Your Style
- Agile Leadership
"When you adapt your style to others, it will help you build much better bridges to them. They will respect
your approach (because, after all, it’s like theirs). They will trust you more. They will think more highly of you".
Susan Cullen (2018)
Agile organizations, viewed as living systems, have evolved to thrive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing environment. These organizations are both stable and dynamic.
Aaron De Smet et al (2018)