Adaptive Capacity was the topic of the November 30 Women in Business Seminar Series webinar, presented by Maui Economic Development
24 small business owners joined online to listen to Pamela Stambaugh, President and Founder of Accountability Pays Inc, talk about Adaptive Capacity and how to respond to the challenges and uncertainty brought about not only by the wildfires of August 8, but also ongoing turmoil that exists in the nation today.
“Adaptive Capacity” is being able to be with what’s so, while being responsible for our impact on others. It is about leadership, and could also be titled “What? Blind Spots?” We can get trapped in our heads, stopped by circumstances, and bring less than our ideal selves to conversations that require more of us than our ordinary self. And we don’t know what we don’t know!
When it comes to managerial roles, this is particularly important because a manager’s behavior has impacts. Regardless of the circumstances managers find themselves in, they are not alone! Blind spots can have negative impacts on others! This inquiry covers the delicate balance between external forces, internal forces, and choices made. Adaptive Capacity, then, is the ability to adapt quickly and appropriately, driven by behaviors and limited by blind spots.
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About the Speaker
Pamela Stambaugh is an ICF certified executive coach who has practiced as a “Behavioral Change Master” for over 30 years.
As President and Founder of Accountability Pays Inc., Pamela delivers accountability coaching and leadership effectiveness training to elevate performance on what matters most. For clients, this has included raising operating results, upgrading team performance, and creating a culture of trust and open, authentic communication. She have worked with global, small and midsized companies across many industries.
Pamela Stambaugh, President and Founder, Accountability Pays Inc
The Women in Business Seminar Series is presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) in partnership with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) and supported by the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program and the County of Maui.
WBEC is one of the official WOSB Certifiers for SBA Women Owned Small Business certifications. Businesses can get certified as being a 51% owned and operated (Minority, Women, Veteran) in order to qualify for special consideration in government and private contracts and to participate in a sponsor company’s Supplier Diversity programs.
MEDB is a nonprofit corporation established in 1982 with a mission to lead and inspire innovation in business, education, and community. The organization was awarded a nationally competitive SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program grant to build business capacity in underserved and rural communities. The SBA grant is funding this program in part and is enabling MEDB’s work in building shared economic prosperity.
All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.