October 5

Adaptability and Transformation


Adaptability, the kind that leads to true transformation, is an unnatural act. Our brains are not wired to instinctively adapt – unless we perceive an imminent threat to our safety. 

But what if you are not concerned about the disruptions that conflict with your business model? What if you believe that you have it (whatever the “it” is) handled? What if you think that the apparent disruptions are temporary? They’ll pass, and you will return to the normal that you understand, the normal in which you succeeded through years of hard work?

And what if all those things actually reveal your blind spots? You cannot identify and deal with your blind spots alone. You can’t fix what you can’t see. If you could, they wouldn’t be blind spots.

First, know that transformation is a very personal journey. Second, enlist the help of a trusted advisor – someone who is willing to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. And address these questions: 

  • What is the potential cost of doing nothing? Things like: loss of revenue; your best people leaving; loss of market share; and ultimately – a loss of relevance.
  • What would it take to embrace the disruption and apply the human and capital resources needed to adapt to it. 

Carefully considering those two questions, and with the help of trusted advisors, you will be properly positioned to make the wisest decisions possible.

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Mastering Your Balance

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D. Thurman April 7, 2021

The areas of balance required to perform as a top level organization are lifted from the almost unconscious to the very conscious in Mastering Your Balance. As a business and executive coach I see business leaders mostly consumed 95% if the time with near term issues. A perpetual game of Whack-A-Mole.

Perhaps, getting the various elements covered in the book in play and more importantly in balance these leaders would have far less moles to whack, and therefore much more time and energy available execute on their greater purpose.

Shane Willard April 21, 2021

Bill & Jason get it. Having coached thousands of businesses and business leaders their insight is invaluable. They beautifully weave Vision, Values, Culture, Strategy & Purpose together into actionable steps any leader can implement. As they say, no matter how good one is at these individual elements, without balance greatness will always lie just behind your reach.

The 'what-would-it-take' concept in Chapter 2 makes you peel back the excuses and think creatively. "To achieve the impossible you must first envision the improbable."

At its core, this book serves as a blueprint for each vital element necessary to achieve success and balance organizationally (and personally). It reminds leadership where they need to focus.

Joe Fera April 1, 2021

What would it take to shatter your limiting beliefs and lead your company to heights only dreamed? Read ‘Mastering Your Balance’. Bill & Jason have demystified the ‘Dark Matter’ of great leadership and great organizations and boiled it down to highly actionable and implementable elements. Aha moments abound!

LR March 31, 2021

Mastering Your Balance answers the question and is a must read and reread for any organization daring to go from good to great! Mastering Your Balance shines a much needed light, drawing our attention to it, causing us to remember it's significance. More than words, we are reminded that a carefully crafted mission/vision statement is the organization's North Star.

Severin Sorensen March 24, 2021

As a business coach I'm always looking for books to inspire the human mind, and give direction to business owners seeking to raise their performance in the great game of business. Mastering Your Balance is one of those books. The authors are experienced in the art of giving profound advice to their clients.