DescriptionIn today’s business world, the complexity and pace of change can be daunting. Adaptability has become recognized as a necessary skill for leaders to develop to be effective in this environment. Even so, leaders rarely know what they can do to become more adaptable and foster adaptability in others. This guidebook contributes to a greater understanding of adaptability and the cognitive, emotional, and dispositional flexibility it requires. Leaders will learn how to develop their adaptability and to become more effective for themselves, the people they lead, and their organizations.
8 Why Adaptability Is Important for Leaders
10 What Are Obstacles to Adaptability?
Stages of Transition
12 Three Elements of Adaptability
21 Developing Adaptability
Ways to Practice Cognitive Flexibility
Ways to Practice Emotional Flexibility
Ways to Practice Dispositional Flexibility
26 Adaptability: A Leadership Imperative
29 Suggested Readings
31 Key Point Summary