What is adaptive leadership?

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Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle  tough challenges and thrive.

Script 1.2.1 What is adaptive leadership?


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 session 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. 

Let us dive into the first part of this session, Technical and adaptive challenges.