Publications

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Sitting Back in Adaptive Leadership

By Alexandra Montenegro When we offer relative distinctions to the exercise of leadership, very few times we ponder what Sitting Back actually means. We mention it, occasionally we illustrate it, and we show its benefits in two or three examples with Sunday afternoon flavor, but almost never explore what that is and that it actually […]

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Public Administration Adrift

By Juan Carlos Eichholz What would you do if the clinic you got to had no specialists to serve you? Or teachers that should give classes to your children but don’t? Or if your cell phone signal fails frequently? Or if you had to queue for several hours to buy something? Or if the mall […]

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Everyone’s ‘La Roja’ a cultural change

  By Gregorio Etcheverry – Ignacio Martín The reason the Chilean national team won the latest America’s Cup is a new way of thinking; one that transcended the names of those who started and ended the process. It’s never been easy neither in sports nor in commerce: there is no strategic shift without cultural change. […]

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Dim the Lights

By: Gregorio Etcheverry When I was a child it always struck me that my father turned up the headlights to oncoming cars when, hidden in the bushes, a police patrol was waiting with pistol in hand, watching who drove more than 100 km/h. Giving signals was the way to warn other cars, so they would […]

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Books

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

When change requires you to challenge people’s familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context–whether in the private or the public sector–many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work. Ron Heifetz first defined this problem with […]

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Adaptive Capacity

In today s business world, change of many kinds technological, economic, social, and environmental is outpacing the ability of organizations to predict it and manage it. As a result, the single most important capacity any company can develop is the power to adapt to change, and to do so rapidly, intelligently, and effectively. In Adaptive Capacity: […]

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Leadership Without Easy Answers

The economy uncertain, education in decline, cities under siege, crime and poverty spiraling upward, international relations roiling: we look to leaders for solutions, and when they don’t deliver, we simply add their failure to our list of woes. In doing do, we do them and ourselves a grave disservice. We are indeed facing an unprecedented […]

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Leaving the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field is a new book that incorporates the Adaptive Leadership™ framework in the context of a real world adaptive challenge. CLA Founder Marty Linsky has spent over two years representing CLA in a collaborative initiative with Advancing Women Professionals, an organization whose mission is to promote the advancement of women professionals in Jewish organizational life. […]

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Leadership on the Line

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 […]

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Leadership Can Be Taught

In Leadership can be Taught: A Bold Approach to a Complex World Sharon Daloz Parks documents the approach to teaching leadership called “case-in- point,” developed by Ronald Heifetz at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, which takes to task the idea of born leaders. She describes Heifetz’s multidisciplinary approach to teaching leadership, which uses personal experience and seminar, […]

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Real Leadership

In “Real Leadership, Dean Williams argues that any leadership that lets people sidestep the sometimes harsh truth of reality is irresponsible — and ultimately ineffective. He then offers a new paradigm that redefines the proper function and purpose of leadership: responsible leadership. This approach, he says, gets people to face difficult realities, and mobilizes them […]

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Conferences

Adaptive Capacity

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Papers & essays

The Drive to Influence

By Diego Rodríguez.    

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