Hi Kristian Livolsi and welcome. Today I want to share with you…
Why adaptability is a superpower and the traits you need to develop in order to take advantage of its power.
Charles Darwin said,
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Adaptability refers to one’s ability to quickly respond to changing trends, innovation, destabilization, industry shifts, and so forth. This ability to adjust or shift makes a business owner and CEO agile and that is important because most industries today are in some state of unrest.
Let’s consider a company whose business model has become disrupted by covid and thus revenues dip. One business owner clings onto the standard way of doing business, resists change, and subsequently drags the company and its employees towards catastrophic failure. Conversely, another business owner adapts by cutting costs, thinking differently, empowers their team, and most importantly looks to the future and carves a new path that carries the company forward through those tough times. In fact, companies lead this way generally become more profitable and more connected than previously.
From my experience of working with hundreds of CEOs and business owners’ adaptable leaders demonstrate thirteen traits and they are;
- They don’t complain
- They don’t blame others or the circumstances they are dealt
- They have a growth mindset
- They experiment
- They see opportunity through failure
- They are resourceful
- The think ahead
- They are strategic
- They are curious
- They have open minds
- They focus on systems and process
- They stay relevant
- They thirst for learning
Remember that all skills can be taught, and you can develop these traits by practice and repetition. The best part about these traits is that you can teach your team and great leaders focus on their team, empowering them with education and meaning.
Where focus goes energy flows. Invest in you and your team and grow and flourish through change and reduce resistance by being adaptable.
I specialize in developing this superpower for my clients and their companies. If you want to become more adaptable or would like to review your companies ability to become more agile and adaptable please book a meet and greet call with me and let’s have a chat about your needs and wants and see if I can help you unlock this superpower.
The link is in the post, until then live with purpose.
In today’s episode, I am going to share with you why Adaptability is a Superpower and how to build your Adaptive Competitive Advantage.
What is Adaptability?
Adaptability is a human skill regarded as one of the soft and essential skills of leaders. As a society, there has been little historical emphasis on adaptability, but one thing covid-19 has forced us to address is our ability to develop resilience and build adaptability.
As leaders, we are all required to communicate, interact, negotiate, and think critically but more importantly, the best leaders have mastered the skill to adapt to change and overcome resistance.
You must exploit the four key capabilities of;
1. Read and act on change signals
2. Experimentation(I often refer to this as failing forward)
3. Managing systems
4. Mobilising your people
To attain an adaptive advantage and thrive.
Why not just decide to grow your business with this proven strategy and live your best life. Raise your standards and step up. Today is your day, it’s your life, it’s your legacy, and you can build adaptability right now!
All you need to do is make a decision to become adaptable. Make a decision to develop the traits and implement the skills in your everyday life.
If you want to follow my journey or need some help implementing what we spoke about today head over to the website!
Live with purpose,