Adaptive Situational Awareness


“A leader is only as effective as their capability to recognize and understand their surroundings, whether it is a crisis, a team, or a project. I always begin with promoting adaptive situational awareness, meaning a leader has to have systems that provide them accurate and timely information, is accepting of bad news, and is willing to pivot in light of changing circumstances.  In so many cases in homeland security or crisis management, it is the failure to capture fully the magnitude or the situation that leads to consequences that could have been avoided.” Juliette Kayyem, Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government,

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