The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

The book is anchored in the framework of adaptive leadership, but goes beyond the theory to provide a practical set of stories, diagrams, techniques, and activities that will help you both assess and address the toughest challenges that lie ...

Author: Ronald Abadian Heifetz

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422105768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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The Practice of Adaptive Leadership will help you think more clearly and execute better in a constantly shifting environment. It offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to candidly assessing the situation and yourself, and then taking action. Its wisdom and advice are drawn from the experiences of people like you, committed to advancing what you care about most. The book is anchored in the framework of adaptive leadership, but goes beyond the theory to provide a practical set of stories, diagrams, techniques, and activities that will help you both assess and address the toughest challenges that lie ahead. Dozens of tools and tactics are presented in an exciting, clear, and reader-friendly design.

Adaptive Leadership The Heifetz Collection 3 Items

This Harvard Business Review collection brings together the seminal ideas on how to adapt and thrive in challenging environments, from leading thinkers on the topic—most notably Ronald A. Heifetz of the Harvard Kennedy School and ...

Author: Ronald A. Heifetz

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625277784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 649

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In times of constant change, adaptive leadership is critical. This Harvard Business Review collection brings together the seminal ideas on how to adapt and thrive in challenging environments, from leading thinkers on the topic—most notably Ronald A. Heifetz of the Harvard Kennedy School and Cambridge Leadership Associates. The Heifetz Collection includes two classic books: Leadership on the Line, by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, by Heifetz, Linsky, and Alexander Grashow. Also included is the popular Harvard Business Review article, “Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis,” written by all three authors. Available together for the first time, this collection includes full digital editions of each work. Adaptive leadership is a practical framework for dealing with today’s mix of urgency, high stakes, and uncertainty. It has been used by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments worldwide. In a world of challenging environments, adaptive leadership serves as a guide to distinguishing the essential from the expendable, beginning the meaningful process of adaption, and changing the status quo. Ronald A. Heifetz is a cofounder of the international leadership and consulting practice Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is renowned worldwide for his innovative work on the practice and teaching of leadership. Marty Linsky is a cofounder of CLA and has taught at the Kennedy School for more than twenty-five years. Alexander Grashow is a Senior Advisor to CLA, having previously held the position of CEO.

Leadership Without Easy Answers

Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take ...

Author: Ronald A. Heifetz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674518582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in almost any situation, under almost any organizational conditions, no matter who is in charge.

Your Leadership Moment

Learn to lead, no matter who you are, with the tools, techniques, and inspirational stories found in this guide.

Author: Eric Martin

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642502685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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Learn to lead, no matter who you are, with the tools, techniques, and inspirational stories found in this guide. Anyone can lead. You don’t have to be a CEO or work in a management position to have influence. Your Leadership Moment provides practical tools, techniques, and inspiration to discover your leadership potential. It combines personal and real-world anecdotes with a framework for Adaptive Leadership that can help anyone learn to lead. In this book, you will discover what a Leadership Moment is, the key concepts of Adaptive Leadership, how to stop perfectly solving the wrong problems and start creatively solving the right problems, and how to make real, positive change. Author and leadership expert Eric Martin has brought leadership development to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in over one hundred countries. Eric’s work draws on Adaptive Leadership, an unconventional and somewhat provocative leadership practice developed at Harvard by Drs. Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky—and further refined by Alexander Grashow. Your Leadership Moment teaches Eric’s expansion on Adaptive Leadership in a way everyone can understand. Praise for Your Leadership Moment “Martin combines relentless optimism with hard-nosed realism in powerful stories of people like you and me who saw a leadership opportunity and refused to sit on the sidelines. Each of us has the potential for a leadership moment.” —Dr. Marty Linsky, faculty at Harvard Kennedy School & author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership “An adaptive leadership truth-telling about defining moments of our times. A compelling read for people and companies who seek to challenge the status quo and survive.” —Lauren Serota, head of performance & talent at Patagonia “Your sense of yourself and what is possible will be elevated on the other side of reading this book.” —Alexander Grashow, author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

Teachable Moments of Leadership

Think of this guide as your key to get started in injecting a more experiential way of teaching in your classes with any skill-set.The e-book is filled with video resources, job aids, checklists, and other reference materials like ...

Author: Adriano Pianesi

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 069279445X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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Teachable Moments of Leadership is a unique collection of resources for the beginner and experienced leadership educator alike to practice and master teaching leadership experientially using Case-in-Point.Case-in-Point is an intensively experiential methodology for teaching leadership and an integral part of the theory of Adaptive Leadership developed over the past 15 years by Ronald Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and their colleagues at the Harvard Kennedy School.According to the Adaptive Leadership framework, leadership is the practice of "e;mobilising people to tackle tough issues, adapt and thrive."e;With case-in-point, the facilitator use situations and events present in the classroom to illustrate real-world concepts. In front of our eyes, the group dynamics of the class provide powerful material for reflection in real time, helping participants in a day class, leadership retreat, or university course to develop their ability to innovate and adapt to changing circumstances in their organisations.Teachable Moments of Leadership contains all of the obvious and not-so-obvious best practices to use Case-in-Point for both the novice and the more experienced educator. Think of this guide as your key to get started in injecting a more experiential way of teaching in your classes with any skill-set.The e-book is filled with video resources, job aids, checklists, and other reference materials like practitioners articles, ready-to-use Case-in-Point learning activities, tips and guidelines for bringing Case-in-Point online and more.

Complex Adaptive Leadership

In this exciting book he brings together his knowledge of theory, his own experience, and the results of 15 years of research involving 1,500 executives in 40 countries around the world.

Author: Nick Obolensky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351965506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Complex Adaptive Leadership argues leadership should not be something only exercised by nominated leaders. It is a complex dynamic process involving all those engaged in a particular enterprise. The theoretical background to this lies in complexity science and chaos theory - spoken and written about in the context of leadership for the last 20 years, but still little understood. We all seem intuitively to know leadership 'isn't what it used to be' but we still cling to old assumptions which look anachronistic in changing and challenging times. Organisations and their contexts are increasingly paradoxical and uncertain. A broader approach to leadership is needed. Nick Obolensky has practised leadership in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He has also researched it, and taught it over many years in leading business schools. In this exciting book he brings together his knowledge of theory, his own experience, and the results of 15 years of research involving 1,500 executives in 40 countries around the world. The main conclusion from that research is that the more complex things become, the less traditional directive leadership is needed. Those operating in the real world, nonetheless, need ways of coping. The book is focused on helping practitioners struggling to interpret and react to increasingly complex events. Arranged in four parts, it provides a number of exercises, tools and models that will help the reader to understand: - why the context for leadership has changed, and why complexities in organisations have emerged - what complexity is and what lessons can be drawn from this emergent area of scientific study - how Complex Adaptive Leadership can be exercised in a very practical way at two levels: organisationally and individually, and how to get more for less - the actions that can be taken when Complex Adaptive Leadership is applied. The book will particularly appeal to practitioners wishing to add to their knowledge of leadership theory.

Strengthening Spirit Releasing Potential

In 1994, Heifetz et al introduced the concept of adaptive leadership.21 Adaptive Leadership Practice Adaptive leadership is “the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive.”22 Drawing on principles found in ...

Author: Bernadette Miles

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725270749

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Have you ever wondered what releasing spiritual potential in the workplace might do for your organization? In today’s climate of colossal and incredibly fast global change, the world needs new ways to develop discerning leaders to consciously lead our community of life into the future. Though there are many books on leadership, they rarely engage the importance and relevance of spiritual development and spiritual accompaniment in organizational discernment and leadership development. Spiritual formation through spiritual direction has the potential to transform the way we lead organizations in secular and religious settings. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of leaders and spiritual directors, this book, first, broadens our understanding of how spiritual direction can be a resource for leadership and organizational development; second, supports spiritual directors in developing their corporate practice and their understanding of the relevance of spiritual direction for a wider community.

Lite Leadership

Theory and Practice Bennett Annan PsyD EdD. without Easy Answers 1994) and Leadership on the Line (Heifetz and Linsky 2017) and more recently with the help of Alexander Grashow in The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.

Author: Bennett Annan PsyD EdD

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664233377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Many workplaces have become dark, confused, and in shambles—the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some companies into crisis. Even though it’s easy to see employees are disillusioned, unmotivated, and uninspired, problems continue to fester. Conventional leadership strategies have helped us develop the internet, go to outer space, and create nuclear bombs. But too often, leaders themselves have made choices at the expense of humanity. A new kind of global leader, a LeaderLITE®, has emerged as a result of globalization. These leaders can deal with multifaceted intellectual and cultural issues, while also being sensitive to the ethical needs of the people they serve. Lite Leadership is necessary for every forward-thinking executive. In this book, you will learn how to become a LeaderLITE®, a holistic leader who attends to all three of components of a human being: mind, body, and spirit. You will also learn how to develop the perfect combination of your Physical health, Emotional stability, Personal growth, Spiritual resilience, and Environmental culture to form your own PEPSE® system of leadership that no longer settles for anything less than the best for mankind. Finally, you will learn how Lite Leadership will help you lead and manage people so they can quickly adapt to this new world of globalization.

Advancing the Development of Urban School Superintendents through Adaptive Leadership

Based on a case study of urban school superintendents in a leadership development program, this book offers a concrete demonstration of how adaptive leadership is applied and learned.

Author: Sarah Chace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317204727

Category: Education

Page: 130

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Based on a case study of urban school superintendents in a leadership development program, this book offers a concrete demonstration of how adaptive leadership is applied and learned. Blending the theory of adaptive leadership with the practice of urban school superintendents, this book also utilizes the analytic lens of transformative learning as developed by Jack Mezirow.

Leadership for a Time of Pandemic

24Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School, 2009), loc. 287, Kindle.

Author: Tod Bolsinger

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830821074

Category: Religion

Page: 50

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In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. What does ministry require now? Drawing from Tod Bolsinger's books Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience, this brief, timely book is an ideal resource for applying some of his key leadership insights to the current global crisis.

Ethical Leadership

... or 'develop “next practices” while excelling at today's best practices,' which is quite similar to crossing and building the bridge at the same time.126 But like Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the world needs adaptive leadership to ...

Author: Robert M. McManus

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788110366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The world cries out for ethical leaders. We expect the best, but we are often left profoundly disappointed. While leadership programs may feature ethics as part of their training, the approach is often either simplistic or overly esoteric. This book addresses this scarcity of resources for training ethical leaders, providing a primer of several ethical frameworks accompanied by extended examples to help inform decision-making. The text also addresses several leadership models that claim an ethical component. By providing a consistent case analysis based on the Five Components of Leadership Model, readers benefit from a comprehensive approach to understanding ethical leadership.

Adaptive Leadership Complete Self assessment Guide

This book is for managers, advisors, consultants, specialists, professionals and anyone interested in Adaptive Leadership assessment. All the tools you need to an in-depth Adaptive Leadership Self-Assessment.

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973873129

Category:

Page: 120

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Are assumptions made in Adaptive Leadership stated explicitly? Meeting the Challenge: Are Missed Adaptive Leadership opportunities Costing you Money? Think about the people you identified for your Adaptive Leadership project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them. what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively? For your Adaptive Leadership project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment? What is Effective Adaptive Leadership? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' For more than twenty years, The Art of Service's Self-Assessments empower people who can do just that - whether their title is marketer, entrepreneur, manager, salesperson, consultant, business process manager, executive assistant, IT Manager, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are people who watch the process as it happens, and ask the right questions to make the process work better. This book is for managers, advisors, consultants, specialists, professionals and anyone interested in Adaptive Leadership assessment. All the tools you need to an in-depth Adaptive Leadership Self-Assessment. Featuring 618 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Adaptive Leadership improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Adaptive Leadership projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Adaptive Leadership and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Adaptive Leadership Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Adaptive Leadership areas need attention. Included with your purchase of the book is the Adaptive Leadership Self-Assessment downloadable resource, which contains all questions and Self-Assessment areas of this book in a ready to use Excel dashboard, including the self-assessment, graphic insights, and project planning automation - all with examples to get you started with the assessment right away. Access instructions can be found in the book. You are free to use the Self-Assessment contents in your presentations and materials for customers without asking us - we are here to help.

Improv for Democracy

Daloz Parks, Leadership, 236. 43. Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, 19–40. 44. I discovered and adapted this from a Second City exercise described in Sarah Fister Gale, “Live from Cigna, ...

Author: Don Waisanen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438481179

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs. While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of our time, many programs seeking to bridge differences between citizens draw from the surprising field of improvisational theater. Improv trains people to engage with one another in ways that promote empathy and understanding. Don Waisanen demonstrates how improv-based teaching and training methods can forward the communication, leadership, and civic skills our world urgently needs. Waisanen includes specific exercises and thought experiments that can be used by educators; advocates for civic engagement and civil discourse; practitioners and scholars in communication, leadership, and conflict management; training and development specialists; administrators looking to build new curricula or programming; and professionals seeking to embed productive, sustainable, and socially responsible forms of interaction in and across organizations. Ultimately this book offers a new approach for helping people become more creative, heighten awareness, think faster, build confidence, operate flexibly, improve expression and governance skills, and above all, think and act more democratically. Don Waisanen is Professor of Communication at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the author of Political Conversion: Personal Transformation as Strategic Public Communication.

Uses of Complex Thinking in Higher Education Adaptive Leadership Practice A Multiple Case Study

Research and theories of leadership development link the capacity for complex thinking to effectiveness at leading adaptive change.

Author: Karen Coskren Yeyinmen

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Research and theories of leadership development link the capacity for complex thinking to effectiveness at leading adaptive change. However, few empirical studies examine how this link operates in natural work settings, or explore its implications for practicing the kinds of leadership being called for in higher education today. In this study, I address this gap using post-positivist, ethnographic methods to examine how three higher education leaders, who are publicly recognized as effective change agents and demonstrate the capacity for complex thinking via research-validated instruments, use complex thinking to understand and lead adaptive change in natural work settings.

Just War Reconsidered

Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and marty Linsky, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership (Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009), 24. 10. Two of the best definitions and descriptions of the difference between technical and adaptive ...

Author: James M. Dubik

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813168309

Category: History

Page: 236

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In the seminal Just and Unjust Wars, Michael Walzer famously considered the ethics of modern warfare, examining the moral issues that arise before, during, and after conflict. However, Walzer and subsequent scholars have often limited their analyses of the ethics of combat to soldiers on the ground and failed to recognize the moral responsibilities of senior political and military leaders. In Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory, James M. Dubik draws on years of research as well as his own experiences as a soldier and teacher to fill the gaps left by other theorists. He applies moral philosophy, political philosophy, and strategic studies to historical and contemporary case studies to reveal the inaccuracies and moral bankruptcy that inform some of the literature on military ethics. Conventional just war theory adopts a binary approach, wherein political leaders have moral accountability for the decision to go to war and soldiers have accountability for fighting the war ethically. Dubik argues, however, that political and military leadership should be held accountable for the planning and execution of war in addition to the decision to initiate conflict. Dubik bases his sober reassessment on the fundamental truth that war risks the lives of soldiers and innocents as well as the political and social health of communities. He offers new standards to evaluate the ethics of warfare in the hope of increasing the probability that the lives of soldiers will not be used in vain and the innocent not put at risk unnecessarily.

Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching

(2009a) argue that the recent economic crisis is only part of a more permanent crisis where urgency, high stakes, and uncertainty will be the 'norm' and in order for leaders to cope with that they need to practice adaptive leadership.

Author: Andromachi Athanasopoulou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191504181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Executive coaching is a professional and personal development intervention that organizations introduce to address and improve those areas in managers and leaders behavior, attitude, and interactions with others that do not allow him/her to work at full potential and also to further improve one's own strengths. The end objective, besides the development of the managers and leaders, is for the organization to benefit in the long-run from the coachee's improved performance. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the executive coaching field both in terms of practice and in terms of relevant research on executive coaching outcomes. It assesses the empirical research on executive coaching outcomes and links the executive coaching field with the fields of leadership and leadership development. The book will be of value to both practitioners (coaches, HR professionals, executives, consultants etc.), academics and researchers with an interest in coaching or leadership development.

The Routledge Companion to Arts Management

The concluding section of this chapter will move up on the balcony to examine various obstacles that an arts manager may face when contemplating deploying the adaptive leadership model. The model will be briefly assessed by looking at ...

Author: William J. Byrnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351030841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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The Routledge Companion to Arts Management contains perspectives from international scholars, educators, consultants, and practitioners sharing opinions, exploring important questions, and raising concerns about the field. The book will stimulate conversations, foster curiosity, and open pathways to different cultural, philosophical, ideological, political, national, and generational insights. Four broad thematic areas are used to organize current topics in the field of arts and culture management. Part I introduces a mixture of perspectives about the history and evolution of the practice and study of arts management, the role of arts managers, and how arts management is being impacted by the digital age. Part II focuses on the dynamics of entrepreneurship, change processes, and leadership practices. Part III includes globally focused topics on cultural policy, cultural rights, and community building. Part IV examines a sampling of topics related to functional activities that are common to arts and culture organizations around the world such as marketing, planning, increasing diversity, hiring, fundraising, and sustainability. This book builds a comprehensive understanding of what arts management can mean in an international context creating an essential resource for students, scholars and reflective practitioners involved at the intersection of business and the arts.

Complex Adaptive Leadership

Since its publication in mid 2010 'complex Adpative Leadership – Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty' has become a bestseller ... 7 Heifitz, R., Linksy, M. and Grashow, A. (2009) The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for ...

Author: Mr Nick Obolensky

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472447913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Complex Adaptive Leadership, a Gower bestseller, has been taught in corporate leadership programmes, business schools and universities around the world to high acclaim. In this updated paperback edition, the author argues that leadership is a complex dynamic process and should involve all those engaged in a particular enterprise. Nick Obolensky has practised, researched and taught leadership in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and in this exciting book he brings together his knowledge of theory, his own experience, and the results of 19 years of research involving 2,500 executives in 40 countries around the world.

Leadership Can Be Taught

Allows readers to experience the dynamic “case-in-point” approach to teaching leadership, based on Harvard professor Ronald Heifetz’s internationally renowned leadership course This book argues that today’s complex times require a ...

Author: Sharon Daloz Parks

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1591393094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Allows readers to experience the dynamic “case-in-point” approach to teaching leadership, based on Harvard professor Ronald Heifetz’s internationally renowned leadership course This book argues that today’s complex times require a new kind of leader—one who can adapt to constant changes, learn in the moment and apply that learning to make wise business decisions. But to train this type of leader, we need a new approach to leadership teaching. Leadership Can Be Taught dynamically outlines Ronald Heifetz’s renowned “case-in-point” approach, which enables managers to learn crucial business skills from immediate experience rather than through third-hand readings.

The Journey of Collective Impact

Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky in The Practice of Adaptive Leadership offer that the system is not dysfunctional but that the individuals in the systems are comfortable and whether intentionally or unintentionally, they are working to ...

Author: Liz Weaver

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525556037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Healthy, safe, vibrant communities have at their core leaders and stakeholders who believe in and work together to affect positive change. The Journey of Collective Impact provides practical approaches and resources to advance collective impact, and explores new thinking about its application. Community leaders and practitioners of collective impact will find ways to: • Explore the core conditions of Collective Impact, including developing a common agenda, shared measurement, accessing mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communications and backbone infrastructure • Apply the Collective Impact framework • Take Collective Impact to the next level Community leaders will find a framework for community change in a broad range of issues including poverty reduction, homelessness, health and wellbeing, and the environment. With contributions from a variety of authors, the articles in this book contain unique perspectives about the application of collective impact. They provide the skills and strategies necessary for success in implementing the collective impact framework.