Avoiding Core Rigidities

I’m on a short break, so I’m re-posting what I believe is an “oldie, but a goodie” from September of 2012.


Avoiding Core Rigidities by Dr. Scott Yorkovich

Photo by Neal Lantela. Available at flickr.com.

Do you know why your organization is good at what it does? What are the essential abilities that enable you to compete in your market? What is it that sets you apart from others and brings customers back? These are fundamental questions that every leader must be able to answer. Your ability to answer these questions with certainty drives your ability to adapt and address new challenges…but not for the reason you are thinking. Most people think these core capabilities must be leveraged for change. Perhaps, but the more important issue is that you need to know your core capabilities so that they do not become core rigidities.

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