Harriette Thurber Rasmussen and Mohammed Raei on Adaptive Leadership in a Global Economy

Key Points

  • It’s about letting go and letting come. You can’t lead adaptively if you have all the answers. Get in touch with who you are and allow the mess to happen.

  • Adaptive leadership requires learning all the time. It requires and celebrates change. 

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On this episode Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Harriette Thurber Rasmussen and Dr. Mohammed (Mo) Raei, co-editors of the new book Adaptive Leadership in a Global Economy: Perspectives for Application and Scholarship

Dr. Rasmussen is an organizational development coach and an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University. Dr. Raei is an independent leadership and organization development consultant, coach, and dissertation coach based in Jordan. He has consulted on strategic planning and 360-degree feedback.

Let’s listen in as they discuss solving adaptive problems, the new mutuality, ways to lead and much more. 

If you create a conversation that otherwise might not have happened… you’ve done your job.

Harriette Thurber Rasmussen

Leadership, we believe, is a decision to act, with or without authority, to listen, and to engage others in a multitude of ways.

Mohammed Raei


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Two insights for edleaders

  • We must be able to see systems.
  • Similarly, we must host conversations, recognize loss and invite innovation.

One additional insight

  • It’s important to focus on learning and questioning assumptions. Sometimes you must go slow to go fast.

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