Leaders are challenged by change and complexity in their problem solving and decision making abilities: their old habitual behaviours and usual approach don’t work anymore.
What got you here, won’t get you there..
The need to ADAPT arises when leaders encounter new type of problems, that require a new and unprecedented type of approach. There’s no manual for that, other than to have the strategic headspace for creative thinking.
Creating time for anticipation and preparation, especially in times of pressure, is often called a luxury and not given a priority.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.”
Anticipating and preparing for a meeting doesn’t need to take long, and you will at least calm your brain to be able to think on your feet.
– How would my best outcome from a conversation look like?
– What can I suggest for a win-win for both?
Allow yourself this 5 mins investment and adapt more regularly.