Adaptive Capacity

  • 4h 10m
  • Juan Carlos Eichholz
  • LID Publishing Ltd
  • 2014

In today s business world, change of many kinds technological, economic, social, and environmental is outpacing the ability of organizations to predict it and manage it. As a result, the single most important capacity any company can develop is the power to adapt to change, and to do so rapidly, intelligently, and effectively. In Adaptive Capacity: How Organizations Can Thrive in a Changing World, Juan Carlos Eichholz business consultant and acclaimed professor offers a compelling analysis of the adaptive challenge. Through vivid examples involving organizations ranging from HP and Google to Telefonica and the US Marines, Eichholz provides a set of practical tools and ideas any leader can begin using immediately to succeed in a changing world.

About the Author

Juan Carlos Eichholz is the founder and principal of CLA Consulting, which was born out of Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) to work with private companies and public and nonprofit institutions, to create purposeful and adaptive change. He is also a professor at the Business School of Adolfo Ibanez University and the founding director of the Adaptive Leadership Center, which brings together international professors and practitioners commited to helping others tackle their toughest challenges. In 2006, Eichholz was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. As an expert in leadership and organizational change, he is a frequent speaker in congresses and conferences, and has consulted with companies such as Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, L'Oreal, Nutreco, AON, BHO Billiton, Ernst & Young, and Walmart. Eichholz studied law at Universidad Catolica de Chile and holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Everything Starts with a Problem
  • Organizations Face Problems Differently
  • The Problem as an Adaptive Challenge
  • Purpose—The Organization's Soul
  • Strategy—The Organization's Brain
  • Structure—The Organization's Skeleton
  • Culture—The Organization's Blood
  • Talent—The Organization's Heart
  • Epilogue—The Forest