19. Galia Elmaliah-Herman
Senior Strategic & Organizational Consultant, Author of Torat Ha'Ergunim
Adaptability is a core skill that contains a variety of sub-skills such as problem-solving, creativity, curiosity, positivity, agility, resilience, responsiveness and more.
The main challenge these days is to remain relevant by dealing wisely with frequent changes. The world is picking up speed, forcing us to react quickly. Therefore, no doubt Adaptability is one of the most important skills nowadays. As Charles Darwin defined it: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.
I recommend enhancing your Adaptability by implementing the phrase: “Start small think big”, meaning, focus on practicing sub-skills related to Adaptability’s core skill, such as:
(1) Step out of your comfort zone – seek out new experiences and opportunities
(2) Keep an open mind – find the conventional solutions, as well as those that are not, and also find the additional solution – the one you haven’t thought of yet
(3) Change the word (and attitude) from Impossible to I’m Possible – because when you think about it, almost nothing is really impossible