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Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility by James Highsmith III

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Chapter 2. Adaptive Leadership Today

This chapter addresses leadership issues that range from what leaders want from agile today, to the future of the agile/Lean movement, to integrating economics, product, and social responsibility.

Creating a Culture of Adaptation and Learning

When outcomes are uncertain, answers hard to devise, That’s the time to form a team, tap dreams, and improvise. . . . Putting lipstick on a bulldog won’t transform enough, Makeup can’t hide everything; change takes deeper stuff. (Kanter, 1983)

In e-volve!, Rosabeth Moss Kanter sends two clear messages: there is a new digital culture of the future that we have to understand, and a little makeup here and there won’t be enough to meet the challenge. Her words are still ...

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