George Mason’s Zaccaro and Horn on Leaders Need to Learn Adoptability

Posted on March 11, 2008. Filed under: Speakers |

IMG_1243 GMU Professor of Psychology Stephen Zaccaro (see part I and II of his speech yesterday) and Zack Horn, MA dropped by for some more discussion of their presentation yesterday on adaptability.  Here’s what they had to say!

In Professor Zaccaro’s podcast we discussed (Zaccaro download here):

  • “The ability to change frames” and perspectives, which creates adaptive expertise
  • The need to provide new adaptive learning strategies for executives
  • The importance of failure in development

Zack talked about the research he conducted with HCI members.  We discussed (Horn download here):

  • Top findings include how forced situations and stretch assignments created adaptive skills
  • Leader development curriculum can now be developed

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