When the New Normal Is Constantly New (and Never Normal)

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We entered 2020 with naive optimism, having no idea of the disruptive forces of the pandemic that were soon to come. In 2021, many of us thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier – until they did. Now, many of us carry a certain cautiousness. But even as many of the sources of upheaval that began in 2020 continue on, we believe there’s reason to be optimistic. With that in mind, this issue of The Edge focuses on three books – Organizing for the New Normal by Constantinos C. Markides, Reset by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., and Disruption Proof by Brant Cooper – that should be required reading for anyone hoping to lead through disruption with the poise of an experienced captain navigating your vessel through any storm.

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