Nov 162012

When change is con­stant there’s one skill you’ve got to get to grips with above all others…the abil­ity to improvise.

Espe­cially if you’re a leader.

There’s no score to work from any more.

trumpeter / improviseImpro­visa­tion — from the Latin “impro­vises”, mean­ing not seen ahead of time.

It means accept­ing the unexpected,

keep­ing calm in the midst of upheaval,

main­tain­ing a vis­ion when you’re blown off course,

being inspired by change,

and design­ing struc­tures with in-built flexibility.


Lead­ers must encour­age their organ­isa­tions to dance to forms of music yet to be heard

War­ren Bennis