Posted by Adaptable Leadership - Building Leaders for Changing Times on 7/28/2008

Business success requires leaders to be highly adaptable. Every day new challenges, opportunities and market forces create a chance for adapting. What worked yesterday may be the last strategy for success tomorrow. Good leaders know when to adapt.
The adaptability continuum depicts the challenge between being too flexible or too rigid. It's easy for leaders to lean towards one side or the other. After all, we know what worked for us in the past. So what's the right amount of adaptability? The answer: It Depends!
Leadership adaptability requires that leaders understand their operating environment. No two situations are the same. What is right in one situation may not be right for the next. So to be a highly adaptable leader make sure you are in tune to your operating environment.