Few leaders understand the perils of coping with a world in flux better than U.S. Presidents. As we commemorate Presidents’ Day, today’s leaders have much to learn from the timeless lessons of past presidents who exhibited true strategic leadership.
Today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world threatens CEOs who don’t adapt. Still, many fight fires, exploit immediate gains and set plans as if the business landscape was stable—though it’s clearly not. To create sustainable value amid the high stakes of uncertainty, it’s imperative that leaders take a disciplined approach to honing their strategic agility.