WHY IS THIS SKILL SO IN DEMAND BY BUSINESSES RIGHT NOW?
Such a beauty!
Giraffes are Ninja’s when it comes to adapting with those long necks, nobbly knees, awesome eyelashes and that gooey ever so long tongue!!But so are humans!
We have kinda made it our thing over the centuries!
That does not make it any easier when it involves you.
If quantum shifts rather than incremental change are the new normal – we need to master adaptability better and faster.
SO WHAT ARE BUSINESSES ASKING FOR WITH THIS IN DEMAND ADAPTABILITY SKILL?
✔️They want you to get ACTIVELY INVOLVED in their future by:
Getting interested; Understanding the big picture context, Imagining what is coming next; Moving towards it; Staying on the ball; Focusing on priorities; Practising new things; Keeping one step ahead; Adjusting your approach; Adding value; Solving problems; Making suggestions; Generating ideas; Navigating changes and Leading the way.
✔️They want you to EMBRACE THE NEW not fight changes:
New situations, new challenges, new structures, new bosses, new teams, new systems, new paths, new skills, new opportunities and new ways of working … and unknowns and uncertainty!
✔️They want you to VALUE DIFFERENCE:
People (backgrounds, ages, outlooks, areas of expertise, ethnicity) and ways of doing things.
And they want you to differentiate yourself.
✔️They want you to MAKE THE MOVES:
Engage; Enable; Enthuse; Step up; Support; Lead; Transform; Adjust; Bend; Pivot; Shift; Bounce; Respond; Demonstrate; Volunteer; Practise and Fail well.
✔️They want you to BE:
Open Minded; Fast; Flexible; Can do!; Proactive; Optimistic; Positive; Calm; Willing; Resourceful; Determined; Empathic; Resilient; Receptive; Bold; Courageous; Confident; Linchpins; Bridge builders; Team players and Collaborators.
✔️They want you to PROGRESS and GROW by:
Owning; Stretching; Practising; Lifelong Learning; Upskilling; Unlearning; Questioning; Discovering, Playing; Delivering; Keeping up and Sharing.
Not much then🙂
TO BUILD IT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHAT GETS IN THE WAY AND GETS YOU STUCK.
That includes YOURSELF and OTHERS and THINGS!
🔷FEARS like anxiety, insecurity, uncertainty, stress and imposter syndrome.
🔷ENERGY DRAINS like fatigue, overwhelm, overwork, self sabotage, burnout, conflict, boredom, apathy and poor health.
🔷ENVIRONMENT DRAINS like toxic cultures, politics, over competitiveness, bad bosses and poor communication.
🔶This is about your resilience, wellbeing and understanding your circle of influence; and the culture and psychological safety within your working world.
🔶For Businesses it means enabling, empowering and engaging people by tackling these issues, building great cultures and giving you personal support.
🔶As for you – make the first move by identifying what is within your control, build skills, step outside your comfort zone and just get on with it!
That will always include your mindset, leading by example and being the linchpin!