Consultant, op-ed columnist, speaker and author of "Adaptive Capacity: How organizations can thrive in a changing world"
Author of the recently published book Adaptive Capacity, Juan Carlos Eichholz is the founder and principal of CLA Consulting, which was born out of Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) to work with private companies, as well as public and nonprofit institutions, to create purposeful and adaptive change.
He is also a professor at the Business School of Adolfo Ibáñez University and the founding director of the Adaptive Leadership Center, which brings together international professors and practitioners committed to helping others tackle their toughest challenges. In 2006, Eichholz was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
As an expert in leadership and organizational change, he is a frequent speaker in congresses and conferences, and has consulted with companies such as Oracle, Procter&Gamble, Verizon, L'Oreal, Nutreco, AON, BHP Billiton, Ernst&Young, and Walmart.
Eichholz studied law at Universidad Católica de Chile and holds a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Adaptive Capacity: How organizations can thrive in a changing world
In today's business world, change of many kinds—technological, economic, social, and environmental—is outpacing the ability of organizations to predict it and manage it. As a result, the single most important capacity any company can develop is the power to adapt to change, and to do so rapidly, intelligently, and effectively. In ADAPTIVE CAPACITY: How Organizations Can Thrive in a Changing World, Juan Carlos Eichholz—business consultant and acclaimed professor—offers a compelling analysis of the adaptive challenge and a set of practical tools any leader can use to improve an organization's ability to adapt.
Eichholz examines the five crucial dimensions across which a company must improve its adaptive capacity—purpose, strategy, structure, culture, and talent. His insights are brought to life through vivid examples involving organizations ranging from HP and Google to Telefonica and the US Marines. Readers will develop a new appreciation for this most crucial aspect of contemporary leadership as well as a host of ideas they can begin using immediately to thrive in a changing world.