Category Archives for "Adaptive Intelligence, sense making and complex problem solving"

Adaptive Leaders Mind the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality

By Keith CoatsAccording to author Richard Dobbs (No Ordinary Disruption) in 1950 a company occupied its place on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) for an average of 60 years. By 2011 that span had dropped to 18 years. More concerning is that Dobbs predicts that by 2027, 75% of currently listed companies […]

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Plans, plans, plans…and then some!

By Keith Coats The Problem: ​We are too reliant and dependent on plans! I know we need to more agile and adaptive and this over-dependence on always ‘having a plan’ isn’t helping! How can we change this?The Solution:The ‘Head’ bit: It was General Eisenhower who said, “Plans are pointless but planning is essential”. The real issue […]

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Who drives change in your organisation?

By Keith Coats In a global context of exponential change, the organisational imperative becomes one of intentionally building the capacity to change and evolve. Adaptability is critical to survival; this was an accepted evolutionary insight long before it was understood within the realms of business. PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi has said that “Every morning you have […]

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Why?

By Jude Foulston I was chatting with a friend the other day who has just started a teaching position at a new school. It’s different from where she’s come from and I was interested to know how she was transitioning into her new role and environment. She started telling me how the new headmaster loves asking […]

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Seeing the walking cow

By Keith Coats   The Problem:I am not sure my team is ‘seeing all that there is to see’ as we try to make sense of (insert your specific challenge here). The Solution: ​‘Seeing the walking cow’? Let me explain. I was travelling in a train the other day idling looking out the window at the passing English […]

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