Eagle-eyed readers will notice that I am ‘clearing the decks’ today.
Linksy and Heiftez’s Adaptive Leadership is an approach which I see a lot of value in, and some risk. It’s not truly systems thinking at all, I don’t think – but is a relevant practice (arguably), and is used by many in a form of institutional structure ‘systems leadership’
Heifetz talking about leadership:
A four-minute overview from Adriano Pianesi (with dramatic music):
A Survival Guide for Leaders
by Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky
HBR (June 2002)
Leading with an Open Heart (2002)
Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis
by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky
HBR (July–August 2009)
Becoming an adaptive leader (an overview not by the originators)
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading
It’s not enough to lead everyone out of the mud. As a leader you need to ask yourself—honestly—what you did to get everyone into a bad spot to begin with. In this excerpt from their new book Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading, two Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government faculty pool ideas to look deeper at the hard work of leading others.
by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky