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Practice of Adaptive Leadership Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

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ISBN-10: 1422105768

ISBN-13: 9781422105764

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, Alexander Grashow

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A hands-on, practical guide, "Practice of Adaptive Leadership" contains stories, tools, diagrams, cases, and worksheets to help managers develop their skills as leaders who are able to take people outside their comfort zones and address the toughest challenges.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Introduction: Purpose and Possibility
How to Use This Book
Adaptive Challenges and Adaptive Capacity
The Theory Behind the Practice
The Illusion of the Broken System
Distinguishing Technical Problems from Adaptive Challenges
Distinguishing Leadership from Authority
Living in the Disequilibrium
Observe, Interpret, Intervene
Experiment and Take Smart Risks Smartly
Engage Above and Below the Neck
Connect to Purpose
Before You Begin
Don't Do It Alone
Live Life as a Leadership Laboratory
Resist the Leap to Action
Discover the Joy of Making Hard Choices
Diagnose the System
Diagnose the System
The Elegance and Tenacity of the Status Quo
Discover Structural Implications
Surface Cultural Norms and Forces
Recognize Default Interpretations and Behavior
Diagnose the Adaptive Challenge
Determine the Technical and Adaptive Elements
Listen to the Song Beneath the Words
Four Adaptive Challenge Archetypes
Diagnose the Political Landscape
Uncover Values Driving Behavior
Acknowledge Loyalties
Name the Losses at Risk
Realize Hidden Alliances
Qualities of an Adaptive Organization
Name the Elephants in the Room
Share Responsibility for the Organization's Future
Value Independent Judgment
Build Leadership Capacity
Institutionalize Reflection and Continuous Learning
Mobilize the System
Make Interpretations
Notice When People Are Moving Toward the Left Side of the Chart
Reframe the Group's Default Interpretations
Generate Multiple Interpretations
Audition Your Ideas
Generate a Diversity of Interpretations
Design Effective Interventions
Get on the Balcony
Determine the Ripeness of the Issue in the System
Ask, Who Am I in This Picture?
Think Hard About Your Framing
Hold Steady
Analyze the Factions That Begin to Emerge
Keep the Work at the Center of People's Attention
Act Politically
Expand Your Informal Authority
Find Allies
Stay Connected to the Opposition
Manage Authority Figures
Take Responsibility for Casualties
Protect and Engage the Voices of Dissent
Orchestrate Conflict
Create a Holding Environment
Select Participants
Regulate the Heat
Give the Work Back
Build an Adaptive Culture
Make Naming Elephants the Norm
Nurture Shared Responsibility for the Organization
Encourage Independent Judgment
Develop Leadership Capacity
Institutionalize Reflection and Continuous Learning
See Yourself as a System
See Yourself as a System
Your Many Identities
Identify Your Loyalties
Prioritize Your Loyalties
Name Your Unspeakable Loyalties
Know Your Tuning
Know Your Triggers
Hungers and Carrying Water
Broaden Your Bandwidth
Discover Your Tolerances
Understand Your Roles
What Roles Do You Play?
Identify Your Scope of Authority
Articulate Your Purposes
Prioritize Your Purposes
The Story You Tell Yourself
Deploy Yourself
Stay Connected to Your Purposes
Negotiate the Ethics of Leadership and Purpose
Keep Purposes Alive
Negotiate Your Purposes
Integrate Your Ambitions and Aspirations
Avoid Common Traps
Engage Courageously
Get Past the Past
Lean Into Your Incompetence
Fall in Love with Tough Decisions
Get Permission to Fail
Build the Stomach for the Journey
Inspire People
Be with Your Audience
Speak from the Heart
Run Experiments
Take More Risks
Exceed Your Authority
Turn Up the Heat
Name Your Piece of the Mess
Display Your Own Incompetence
Grow Your Personal Support Network
Create a Personal Holding Environment
Renew Yourself
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