Adaptive Leadership For Business. 10 Lessons For Shaping An Adaptive Organization.

Adaptive Leadership For Business. 10 Lessons For Shaping An Adaptive Organization.
Evolution of adaptive leadership for business. Business leaders must adapt to survive. Find your niche and learn how to co-exist to survive or die trying.

 

10 Lessons Of Adaptive Leadership For Business

  1. The business world is part of a complex adaptive system for adaptive leaders.
  2. You cannot precisely predict the future or control developments.
  3. The world is changing quickly; your organization must be adaptive to survive.
  4. Traditional economics views the economic system as a low-energy equilibrium system; today, it is a continually changing nonequilibrium system.
  5. As biological organisms evolve by competing for limited resources, so do individuals and businesses.
  6. Evolution occurs when organisms vary due to reproduction and mutation. Natural selection is a filter as organisms compete. Businesses undergo the same process.
  7. Organizations also find niches where they can best adapt and survive. 
  8. Today’s business world is a rugged landscape with many high peaks.
  9. In business and biology, organizations and organisms shape their landscapes – this is co-evolution.
  10. Because of co-evolution, you cannot tell if the next step will be a small change or a big systemic change – thus, you can’t plan precisely, so you must adapt.

 

 

Source(s)

  • Shaping the Adaptive Organization.  Landscapes, Learning, and Leadership in Volatile Times.  William E. Fulmer.  AMACOM, 2000.  Pages: 294.
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