Orchestrating Conflict

Ron Heifetz elaborated the notion of orchestrating conflict at the 2016 Annual Conference: "Because if you’re orchestrating conflict you’re like a chef working of this big stove with ten or maybe even 100 different pressure cookers all assembled at the same time.  And you’re going around testing each one. Do I need to turn the flame up? Do I need to turn it down? Do I have the right ingredients in this pot? This pot is missing a tomato, I better get those union people in here. Sooner than later, and so forth. Continue reading

Moving beyond leaders that claim "I'm the solution"

George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece reflected on adaptive leadership at the 2016 Annual Conference: "These are issues where you have to bring a whole society to understand the adaptive problems we’re facing, the changes in theworld... Its an educative role of leader, rather than one that simply says, these are the problems and I’m the solution."     — George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece at the 2016 Annual Adaptive Leadership Conference         Continue reading

The role of empathy

Marty Linsky elaborated the role of empathy in Adaptive Leadership:   Continue reading