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Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility by James Highsmith III

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Chapter 4. Create an Adaptive, Innovative Culture

In the Chaordic Age, success will depend less on rote and more on reason; less on the authority of the few and more on the judgment of the many; less on compulsion and more on motivation; less on external control of people and more on internal discipline. (Hock, 1999)

Taking advantage of new opportunities requires a wide range of capabilities that are influenced by culture. While technology drives change, technology also changes rapidly. Staying ahead of the technology curve, and its business impact, requires learning, adapting, and innovating. Leaders, at any level, need the ability to adapt and the ability to lead their organizations to adapt. Changes happen to us and to our organizations. ...

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