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Joe McCann and John Selsky have published a book: Mastering Turbulence: The Essential Capabilities of Agile and Resilient Individuals, Teams and Organizations, Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2012.
From the authors:
This ambitious book takes readers from the latest discoveries in neuroscience to global supply chains in the quest to identify the essential capabilities needed to master increasingly fast and disruptive change. Using dozens of company examples and cases as current as the near meltdown of both the global financial system and Fukushima reactors, they contend that turbulence is creating conditions that damage performance, even overwhelm the adaptive capacities of organizations, their larger business ecosystems, and their employees and teams. Using large scale research, the authors identify and explore five essential capabilities needed across all four of these levels: Being Purposeful, Being Aware, Being Action-Oriented, Being Resourceful, and Being Networked. They provide a guiding framework that illustrates how levels and capabilities are integrally related and support what they call “High AR” – both high agility and resiliency. The final chapter examines the roles of key C-suite executives responsible for fostering High AR. A website tied to the book (www.HIGHAR.com) includes a self-assessment tool that lets readers examine all five capabilities across the four levels.
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