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As Chief Brand Officer, Nizzi Renaud is helping Zazzle's ecosystem of customers, designers, makers, and brands reach new heights. From hardcore gamers to DIY enthusiasts and style aficionados, Nizzi has engaged passionate communities in a variety of forms throughout her career. She has held leadership roles at Refinery29, Atari, and Etsy, as well as executive roles agency-side across diverse sectors including politics, startups, and the nonprofit world. A graduate of Emerson College, Nizzi has her BA in Communication Studies and her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications. An extroverted introvert, Nizzi has been featured in GQ, Oprah.com, Total Retail, and Forbes among many others, and has spoken at venues including Harvard Business School, eTail West, and Shop.org. Named one of Marketing's Next Generation by Marketing Magazine, she lives in the Bay Area by way of Brooklyn, Canada, the UK, and India, with her musician husband and dog. Nizzi is a pop culture aficionado and admitted TV addict with a love of beauty and comedy podcasts, Bollywood movies, and post-apocalyptic fiction.
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A culture of adaptability has helped many organizations not only survive but thrive through the challenges of the past year and will set them up for future success. Founding and leading a business or organization comes with many unknowns, but one thing seems certain: At some point, leadership will have to guide the team through a crisis. While every crisis won’t have the global reach and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, every crisis can cause disruption, lost momentum, and even failure—if leaders haven’t created a culture of adaptability. With the right guidance and preparation, businesses and their team members can quickly make important decisions and pivot when and as needed—even in the face of a crisis. However, adaptability doesn’t happen accidentally; it’s a skill and a mindset that must be intentionally developed and cultivated every day within an organization. Below, the members of Fast Company Executive Board share 15 practical ways leaders of any business or organization can build a culture of adaptability.
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