How to be an adaptive leader

In the face of disruption, it’s important for leaders to look beyond solving immediate challenges; they must also identify root causes, course correct, and anticipate future needs. For leaders, adaptability is the critical success factor during periods of transformation and systemic change, according to McKinsey’s Jacqueline Brassey, Aaron De Smet, Ashish Kothari, and Johanne Lavoie. Are you an adaptive leader? Explore these insights on ways leaders can invest in adaptability to prepare for a fast-paced and uncertain future.

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