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.

Adaptive Leadership

Learning the skills required of a competent officer and leader demands that you
participate actively in learning through ... sports teams , event planning , or other
extracurricular activities ) in which they are able to practice adaptive leadership ...




Category: Leadership

Page: 374

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Complex Adaptive Leadership

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.

Author: Nick Obolensky

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566089329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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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.

Management Des Strat gies D couvrir

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership Leading in times of great change is both an
improvisational and experimental art ADAPTIVE that can be developed and
improved . LEADERSHIP Filled with stories and examples from business and
public ...




Category: Accounting


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Leadership on the Line

Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Author: Ronald A. Heifetz

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422148025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disturbing the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

The Practitioner s Guide to Governance as Leadership

2008. Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Boards. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass. Csikszentmihalyi, M. 2003. Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and
the Making of Meaning. New York: Penguin. DeGenring, S. 2005. “The Adaptive ...

Author: Cathy A. Trower

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 137

THE PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO GOVERNANCE AS LEADERSHIP The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadership offers a resource that shows how to achieve excellence and peak performance in the boardroom by putting into practice the groundbreaking model that was introduced in the book, Governance as Leadership. This proven model of effective governance explores how to attain proficiency in three governance modes or mindsets: fiduciary, strategic, and generative. Throughout the book, author Cathy Trower offers an understanding of the Governance as Leadership model through a wealth of illustrative examples of high-performing nonprofit boards. She explores the challenges of implementing governance as leadership and suggests ideas for getting started and overcoming barriers to progress. In addition, Trower provides practical guidance for optimizing the practices that will improve organizational performance including: flow (high skill and high purpose), discernment, deliberation, divergent thinking, insight, meaningfulness, consequence to the organization, and integrity. In short, the book is a combination of sophisticated thinking, instructive vignettes, illustrative documents, and practical recommendations. The book includes concrete strategies that can help improve critical thinking in the boardroom, a board's overall performance as a team, as well as information for creating a strong governance culture and understanding what is required of an effective CEO and a chairperson. To determine a board's fitness and help the members move forward, the book contains three types of assessments: board members evaluate each other; individual board member assessments; and an overall team assessment. This practitioner's guide is written for nonprofit board members, chief executives, senior staff members, and anyone who wants to reflect on governance, discern how to govern better, and achieve higher performance in the process. Email: [email protected] Website:

More Courageous Conversations About Race

See also The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing
Your Organization and the World, by Ronald A. Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and
Marty Linsky, 2009, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review Press. 14.

Author: Glenn E. Singleton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452279853

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 957

Use courageous conversations to build racial equity in your schools and districts! In this companion to his best-selling book, Glenn Singleton presents specific examples in which racism impedes student success and illustrates how to usher in courageous conversations to ignite systemic transformation. Through first-person vignettes and an actual school district case study, this breakthrough handbook focuses on the powerful possibilities that are unleashed when you: Learn how other education leaders have addressed and improved race relations Explore urgent challenges in racial equity and courageous approaches to solving them Reflect on your personal role in the struggle to achieve racial equity Introduce culturally relevant curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your school or district

Diversity at Work

Identity orientations of Latinos in the United States: Implications for leaders and
organizations. Business ... Practice of adaptive leadership: Tools and tactics for
changing your organization and the world.d Boston, MA: Harvard Business
School ...

Author: Bernardo M. Ferdman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion How can organizations, their leaders, and their people benefit from diversity? The answer, according to this cutting-edge book, is the practice of inclusion. Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (a volume in SIOP's Professional Practice Series) presents detailed solutions for the challenge of inclusion—how to fully connect with, engage, and empower people across all types of differences. Its editors and chapter authors—all topic experts ranging from internal and external change agents to academics—effectively translate theories and research on diversity into the applied practice of inclusion. Readers will learn about the critical issues involved in framing, designing, and implementing inclusion initiatives in organizations and supporting individuals to develop competencies for inclusion. The authors' diverse voices combine to provide an innovative and expansive model of the practice of inclusion and to address its key aspects at the individual, group, and organizational levels. The book, designed to be a hands-on resource, provides case studies and illustrations to show how diversity and inclusion operate in a variety of settings, effectively highlighting the practices needed to benefit from diversity. This comprehensive handbook: Explains how to conceptualize, operationalize, and implement inclusion in organizations. Connects inclusion to multiple dimensions of diversity (including gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, social class, religion, profession, and many others) in integrative ways, incorporating specific and relevant examples. Includes models, illustrations, and cases showing how to apply the principles and practices of inclusion. Addresses international and multicultural perspectives throughout, including many examples. Provides practitioners with key perspectives and tools for thinking about and fostering inclusion in a variety of organizational contexts. Provides HR professionals, industrial-organizational psychologists, D&I practitioners, and those in related fields—as well as anyone interested in enhancing the workplace—with a one-stop resource on the latest knowledge regarding diversity and the practice of inclusion in organizations. This vital resource offers a clear understanding of and a way to navigate the challenges of creating and sustaining inclusion initiatives that truly work. A division of the American Psychological Association and established in 1945, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the premier association for professionals charged with enhancing human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings. SIOP has more than 7,000 members.

Mentoring in Nursing

Ensher and Murphy interview 50 of the most powerful leaders in various
industries in the United States and share their stories and how ... The practice of
adaptive leadership: Tools and tactics for changing your organization and the

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107699

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Personal and Organizational Success

Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations. Prentice
Hall. ... Chapter 4 Leadership Theories and Practices 1. Stogdill, R. M. ...
Grashow, A. and Linsky, M. (2009) The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Harvard

Author: Dr.Mason Oghenejobo

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 149085164X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 501

Given a world characterized by complexity, conflict, chaos, competition, selective inclusions/exclusions, change, ambiguity, paradox, perplexity, temptation, imperfections, irony, and invisible/spiritual battles, what can individuals and organizations do to survive and flourish? The author argues that strategic leadership is the answer; that understanding and practicing strategic leadership as a life skill will enable individuals and organizations to flourish in our increasingly interdependent global village. This book provides deep insight into strategic leadership, leadership theories, models, constructs, and practices that are required for ethical character formation and impactful leadership. The concept of personal leadership poverty that can enable persons and organizations overcome the practices of failed leaders is elaborated. It also emphasizes the development of leaders as stewards in contrast to being agents. Moreover, it provides tips on how to rise from personal and organizational failures. Key topics include: Strategic Leadership Overview Personal Leadership Poverty The Leader as Light: A Concept for Developing Global Leaders Leadership Theories and Practices Power and Influence Trust and Trust-Building Coaching, Mentoring, and Discipling Organizational Theories and Practices Personal and Organizational Renewal

The Power of Positive Deviance

For an excellent treatment of this topic see Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow,
and Marty Linsky, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership (Cambridge, MA: Harvard
Business Press, 2009), 13–17. See also Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart,

Author: Richard Pascale

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422159310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 217

Think of the toughest problems in your organization or community. What if they'd already been solved and you didn't even know it? In The Power of Positive Deviance, the authors present a counterintuitive new approach to problem-solving. Their advice? Leverage positive deviants--the few individuals in a group who find unique ways to look at, and overcome, seemingly insoluble difficulties. By seeing solutions where others don't, positive deviants spread and sustain needed change. With vivid, firsthand stories of how positive deviance has alleviated some of the world's toughest problems (malnutrition in Vietnam, staph infections in hospitals), the authors illuminate its core practices, including: · Mobilizing communities to discover "invisible" solutions in their midst · Using innovative designs to "act" your way into a new way of thinking instead of thinking your way into a new way of acting · Confounding the organizational "immune response" seeking to sustain the status quo Inspiring and insightful, The Power of Positive Deviance unveils a potent new way to tackle the thorniest challenges in your own company and community.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business. Helms,
L., ed. (2012). Comparative Political Leadership. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Hendriks, F. (2010). Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645869

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—DDLas the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Complex Adaptive Leadership

Is there an underlying trend as far as organisational structure and practice are
concerned? the way we organise is changing, and there are many ways of
looking at this evolution. this is being enabled by the changes identified in
Chapter 2.

Author: Mr Nick Obolensky

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147244793X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 138

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.

Family Legacy and Leadership

Bill George, Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting
Value (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004), 20. %. Marty Linksy, Ronald Heifetz
and Alexander Grashow, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership (Boston: Harvard ...

Author: Mark Daniell

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470827086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 834

Hamilton and Daniell have creatively taught us how to weavetogether the threads of lineage that create family legacy. Theyhave also clarified the vision of what family leaders look like whoare the master weavers of such threads. This all leads towardteaching us how to create and guide our families, and those weserve, to seven and more generations of successful, generative andflourishing lives as individuals and as family. We owe their work adeep debt of gratitude and a bow of appreciation. James (Jay) E. Hughes, Jr. Author, Family: The Compact Among Generations Mark Daniell and Sara Hamilton have written a book that willbecome a real reference for families wishing to establish along-term strategy for building an enduring legacy for generations.It contains a wealth of ideas, strategy prescriptions, casehistories, and anecdotes that will give the family leader andmembers of the “tribe” a true guide to building asystem that will endure the test of time. I recommend it tofamilies in Asia and beyond. Dr. Victor K. Fung Chairman, Li & Fung Group This is a superb book––unique and full ofexamples––on the vision of legacy and the role offamily leadership. It is also a comprehensive guide to riskmanagement with a special spirit for wise risk-taking. Daniell andHamilton draw on the unique experience of the Family OfficeExchange and its many hundreds of members and scores of studies todefine the role of family leadership more fully and inspiringlythan ever. This book makes the challenges vivid and the path clearfor successful families to preserve both their wealth and theirpurpose. John L. Ward Principal, The Family Business Consulting Group Family Legacy and Leadership is an innovative, usefulblend of theory and practice; and of the hard and soft issues thatfamilies face. It offers ideas, insights, and tools that will helpfamilies of all types find their path through change. Melissa A. Berman President & CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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: 1317204735

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.

Adaptive Leadership

Fifty percent of the features delivered in 6 months may be far more “delighting”
than 100% delivered in 18 months. Doing less should operate at all levels. The
practice of allocating value to features seeks to “Do the highestvalue chunk of
work,” ...

Author: Jim Highsmith

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133598640

Category: Computers

Page: 124

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Lessons from Agile’s First Decade…Leadership for Agile’s Next Decade The agile software movement has now been around for a full decade. As coauthor of the original Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith has been at its heart since the beginning. He’s spent the past decade helping hundreds of organizations transition to agile/lean. When it comes to agile, he’s seen it all–in a variety of industries, worldwide. Now, in Adaptive Leadership , he has compiled, updated, and extended his best writings about agile and lean methods for a management audience. Highsmith doesn’t just reveal what’s working and what isn’t; he offers a powerful new vision for extending agility across the enterprise. Drawing on what’s been learned in application development, this guide shows how to use adaptive leadership techniques to transform the way you deliver complete solutions, whatever form they take. You’ll learn how enterprise agility can enable the ambitious organizational missions that matter most; how leaders can deliver a continuous stream of value; how to think disruptively about opportunities, and how to respond quickly by creating more adaptive, innovative organizations. Coverage includes Discovering and executing new business opportunities far more quickly Delivering complete business solutions earlier, and iterating them more often Organizing for innovation, and systematically managing opportunity flow Clarifying the degree of strategic, portfolio, and operational agility you need, and focusing on your highest-value transformations Creating cultures that actually can adapt and learn Reinvigorating the roots of agile value and values Understanding IT’s changing value proposition, and retraining your people accordingly Integrating economics, products, and social responsibility Choosing metrics that guide agility, not counterproductive traditional metrics Understanding the financial implications of technical debt Optimizing business value by doing less–and guiding the process with ”NOT to do“ lists Speculating intelligently when you can’t plan away uncertainty Customizing management to each project’s needs (because not all projects should be equally agile)

In the Name of the Church

more concrete tips on implementing it in The Practice of Adaptive Leadership,
with alexander Grashow and marty Linsky (Boston: harvard Business Press,
2009). See specifically Without Easy Answers, 22–27, 35, 73–76, 87; On the Line
, ...

Author: William J. Cahoy

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814634524

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization in Lay Ecclesial Ministry presents insights generated in the 2011 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, a gathering designed to prioritize the theological foundations for vocation and authorization in lay ecclesial ministry, and make recommendations to advance excellence in this expanding ministry. The essays presented by seven theologians at the Symposium are included, along with thoughtful input drawn from the experiences of lay and ordained ministers who gathered to amplify the voice and strengthen the national will to promote effective ecclesial leadership practices identified within Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.

Leading the inclusive city

Heifetz, R, Grashow, A, Linsky, M, 2009, The practice of adaptive leadership,
Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press Heinelt, H, Sweeting, D, Getimis, P (eds),
2006, Legitimacy and urban governance: A cross-national comparative study, ...

Author: Hambleton, Robin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731185X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.