How would you define flexibility?

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New answer on Nov 11, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 06, 2019

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Joe replied on Jul 12, 2020

This question reminds me of a quote by the late Bruce Lee: "the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."

Flexibility is a question of adaptability. Bamboo may not look as impressive as the thick oak tree, yet it can withstand the harsh extremes of cold and hot. Most notably, it remains firmly rooted in the ground as it sways gently in the wind.

More generally, I believe that in both your professional and personal life, one should choose your battles wisely. Compromise when it doesn’t go against your core beliefs. If there is a lot of pressure, pause in order to not break. Whether it seems like a breeze or a storm, flow with situations as they change. Constantly assess new information as it comes in. Stay grounded in your values while understanding that flexibility is a sign of strength.

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Antonello
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replied on Dec 26, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Capability to handle different types of engagements, people, geographies, managers, industries.

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Anonymous D replied on Nov 11, 2021

being able to adapt to different situations quickly

 

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Maria replied on Nov 08, 2021

resilience 

 

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Kathy
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replied on Nov 04, 2021

Flexibility means that you can adjust your schedule and plan according to changes and make the goal realized

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Anonymous C replied on Oct 26, 2021

Flexibility refers to being able to perform in a variety of environments and being able to change based on situations.

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Wumi replied on Sep 25, 2021

Ability to do adapt or fit into any environment.

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Andrei replied on Aug 28, 2021

flexebility is the ability to thrive in stress and uncertainty. be resilient to any abrupt changes and accept them as they go without panic

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Gaurav
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replied on Jan 22, 2021
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

To me, flexibility is about being able to see situations from a different perspective and knowing when to let go off something and how.

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Karim replied on Jan 11, 2021
Chemical Engineer seeking entry into Management Consulting

Being able to adapt to a variety of situations involving a variety of people

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Clara
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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

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Anonymous replied on Apr 29, 2020

Hi A,


In my opinion, it is an ability to manage expectations combined with an ability of being flexible on the content and timeline in order to accommodate demands and request from others.


Best,

André

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Anonymous B replied on Apr 17, 2020

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