Posted by Adaptable Leadership - Building Leaders for Changing Times on 8/27/2008

Did you ever see The Patriot starring Mel Gibson? The British Army came to fight the war of Independence as they had always fought wars. They lined up their soldiers facing the enemy hoping that they had more men prepared to take a bullet than the Americans did. Mel Gibson had enough and he had a different strategy. He and his band of misfits attacked the British using guerrilla warfare. The small band of guerrillas did more damage to those British soldiers than was imaginable at the time.

The same will happen to you if you don’t change the way your doing business to keep up with the times. If you fight your battles in business the way you have always done it you may be attacked and blindsided by a band of guerrilla warriors. Or you can choose to be the guerrilla warrior yourself. When you learn to adapt you can survive the onslaught of competitive forces that will come at you in the future.

The strategies that brought you success in the past may be the last plans to implement in the future. If you plan on surviving in today’s competitive environment you better change strategies. Adapt or Die! It’s the mantra for the leaders of the future.