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In 2015, the Center for Creative Leadership called adaptability our defining skill for success in the 21st century. But how much of our adaptability is talent? How much of it is mindset? Well, the votes have been tallied and it’s an even split! A successful leader’s adaptability is equal parts aptitude and attitude. This week on Platinum Rules for Success, our own Dr. Tony Alessandra helps us navigate the complicated highway of adaptability, by pointing out it’s chief traits and red flags.
Adaptability: A Lifehack for Leadership
What is Adaptability?
The concept of adaptability, as developed by Dr. Michael O’Connor, co-author of The Platinum Rule®, is a two-part process:
The first half of the high adaptability formula – Flexibility
Beware! These are traits that undermine your ability to successfully adapt:
The second half of the high adaptability formula – Versatility
Beware! There are traits that undermine your ability to successfully adapt:
Adaptable people meet other peoples’ needs as well as their own. They know how to negotiate relationships in a way that allows everyone to win. With adaptability, you are practicing what I call The Platinum Rule® – treating other people the way they want and need to be treated.
Dr. Tony Alessandra has a street-wise, college-smart perspective on business, having been raised in the housing projects of NYC to eventually realizing success as a graduate professor of marketing, internet entrepreneur, business author, and hall-of-fame keynote speaker. He earned a BBA from Notre Dame, a MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD in marketing from Georgia State University (1976).
Known as “Dr. Tony” he’s authored 30+ books and 100+ audio/video programs. He was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame (1985) and Top Sales World’s Hall of Fame (2010). Meetings & Conventions Magazine has called him “one of America’s most electrifying speakers”.
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