Adaptive Leadership in Times of Uncertainty: Embracing Change and Fostering Collective Growth


  • Elena Ivanova Saint Petersburg State University, Russia


Adaptiveleadership, uncertainty, complexity, change, emotional intelligence, team mobilization, communication, self-reflection, vulnerability


In an ever-evolving landscape marked by uncertainty, adaptive leadership emerges as a critical framework to navigate the complexities of change. This abstract delves into the multifaceted dimensions of adaptive leadership, elucidating its significance, principles, and applications in turbulent times.The contemporary world is characterized by rapid transformations, be it technological advancements, socio-political shifts, or global crises, which demand leaders to possess a distinct set of skills beyond traditional management paradigms. Adaptive leadership, as a conceptual framework, transcends the conventional top-down approach, emphasizing flexibility, resilience, and responsiveness to ambiguity and unpredictability .At its core, adaptive leadership revolves around the capacity to sense and interpret the nuances of change, fostering a culture of innovation, learning, and agile decision-making within organizations. It acknowledges the interconnectedness of internal and external environments, requiring leaders to engage stakeholders, foster collaboration, and harness collective intelligence to navigate uncharted territories. The principles of adaptive leadership encompass several key facets. Stability and fostering change, creating a balance that enables progress without destabilizing the core functions of an organization.




How to Cite

Elena Ivanova. (2023). Adaptive Leadership in Times of Uncertainty: Embracing Change and Fostering Collective Growth. Abbottabad University Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 1(02), 133–138. Retrieved from