Adaptive leadership is critical across our Nation. In today’s environment, circumstances change almost continuously. Resources that were counted on are no longer available. Weather, war, natural disasters, and economic issues all impact what we do day to day. To use a military term, the world is VUCA- volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
Leaders must be prepared for changing circumstances. They must build organizations that can adapt to these changes. This can be accomplished by focusing a leader development program on those characteristics that make leaders and organizations adaptive. I describe nine of those characteristics in my book, Adapt or Die: Leadership Principles from an American General.