Anticipating change

Leaders can anticipate change. They:

  • Look for game changing information at the periphery of their business
  • Search beyond the boundaries of current, prevailing views
  • Recognize potential changes before the competition does
  • Connect the dots of incipient trends by triangulating weak signals
  • Entertain multiple hypotheses about causes of change
  • Encourage mavericks in their company to say what they really think
  • Organize “paranoia sessions” to tap wisdom inside their company
  • Build wide networks inside and outside the organization
  • Remain vigilant and curious about signals from many spheres

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