Some people think change is hard, but we think it is easy. Change is happening all the time, all around us. If you pay attention, you will see that everything around you is moving, from the tension in your muscles to the traffic on the highway and the flow of information passing from person to person and place to place.

What is hard is to engage in change as it happens and to influence it toward a strategy you and your organization intend. This is what we call “managing strategic change.” HSD models and methods support you as you manage strategic change because they help you and your team see patterns emerge in real time, understand those patterns in surprising and useful ways, and take action to influence change in those patterns as it is happening.

Adaptive Action Labs invite leaders at all levels in an organization or community to learn the tools and practice the skills that will help them manage strategic change in themselves and all the human systems that surround them.

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HSD will help you and your organization develop leaders who are prepared to thrive in uncertainty, whether you are engaged in:

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