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Skill Level Intermediate
- You're probably working in an organization that's subject to dramatic change. Even if you think you're in an industry that isn't changing dramatically, there's no guarantee there won't be a sudden shift, and very soon. Whether you're a corporate strategist or a manager of managers, you need adaptive managers who can thrive in a rapidly changing world. Hi, I'm Gary Bolles. I help organizations and individuals to navigate disruptive change. I've worked as a strategy consultant, a writer, and as a career counselor, and I'm going to help you learn how adaptive managers can help workers continually solve new problems as the world changes dramatically around them.
In this course, we're going to focus on the techniques specifically relating to helping well-trained managers learn a new mindset and a new set of capabilities related to adaptability. Along the way, you'll rethink what a manager is and what a manager does to deliver results for the organization. Now, if your organization doesn't already have a strong manager training function to build from, that's critical work you need to get done first. But if you have a good management training, you'll learn how to enhance it to help develop adaptive managers.
As the pace of change inevitably increases, this is your opportunity to get ahead of that curve to help encourage the development of adaptive managers, managers who won't simply react to change, but who will help lead your organization into an uncertain but successful future. So let's get started.