Ten Signs You’re Working on an Adaptive Problem
In nearly 20 years of business, with over 1,000 teams and organizations, working across many sectors and industries we find that the most common cause of failure in leadership comes from treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems – a misdiagnosis...
How to Lead Change – An Experimental Approach
Change is hard for leaders, teams, and organizations. How we position the need for change and its execution is critical. In the practice of adaptive leadership, we refer to these first steps as intervention and experimentation – tests we run to facilitate learning...
Management vs. Leadership
Management or leadership? Are they the same? Is one "better" than the other? And when is each required? While effective management and leadership are tools that support progress in organizational life, their application depends on need and context. Like knowing when...
Understanding IQ, EQ, and AQ
As leaders try to solve multi-scalar problems with expanding levels of magnitude and scope, understanding how and when to deploy IQ, EQ, and AQ becomes increasingly critical. This table serves to support leaders discern and utilize each proficiency individually and/or collectively.
Third Tier of Intelligence: Adaptive Capacity
As we survey the individuals with whom we work who are navigating complexity and change successfully, a series of common behaviors begins to reveal themselves which collectively suggest that the deployment of a third horizon of human intelligence is upon us – beyond IQ and EQ, AQ measures one’s capacity to thrive in complex changing environments.