Power Point: Learn to adapt

August 12, 2008, 1:27 AM UTC

“It’s becoming less valuable to be able to predict it and more valuable to be able to adapt. That’s not to say you don’t develop multiple scenarios. You do. But the point is that the strategic choices you make can be roughly right. The real precision comes from your ability to adapt.”

– Xerox Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy said this to Fortune in 2006 about preparing for the future. I remembered her quote–and it sure resonates with headhunter Jim Citrin’s notion of a thriving new-venture job market for CEOs.