Posted by Adaptable Leadership - Building Leaders for Changing Times on 7/26/2008 says that adaptability is "the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances." Sounds easy right? Wrong!

Most organizations find that change comes with substantial resistance and reluctance. The problem is the way we use to operate seems so much easier. Within a corporate culture we develop norms and operational procedures that lead to certain outcomes. Or at least they use to.

Now in a changed environment too many organizations find themselves leading in the same way. It's comfortable, known and predictable. But it is pretty easy to predict that if leaders don't adapt to change they will be obsolete and run their organizations into extinction. Adapting to change is hard. That's why companies need bold leaders to adapt. In order to have an adaptable workforce you have to have adaptable leaders.