Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. In this book, we describe what adaptive challenges are and how they are often confused with technical challenges. We will dig further to give you scenarios and principles that will guide you when exercising leadership.
By definition,“Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive”. Exercising adaptive leadership requires distinctive skills and insight to adapt to an environment or situation and help people tolerate the discomfort they may be experiencing.
In determining the technical and adaptive elements, you take into account that adaptive challenges are typically grounded in the complexity of values, beliefs and loyalties rather than technical complexities.
This blog will be divided into two parts.
In the first part, we will look at what is adaptive challenge and help you distinguish between what makes a challenge technical or adaptive.
In the next part, we will explore the principles of adaptive leadership, delivering each principle using scenarios.
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