Adaptive leadership

Adaptive leadership is a leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments. It is being able, both individually and collectively, to take on the gradual but meaningful process of change.

The Work of Leadership

Learn about the value of staying flexible and adaptable, and how to support these qualities in your employees.

Harvard Business Review

Adaptive Change

A quick glance at The Work of Leadership, highlighting leadership strategies for adaptive change.

Harvard Business Review’s The Work of Leadership

Leadership Books by Ronald A. Heifetz

Ronald Heifetz co-developed the adaptive leadership framework. His research focuses on the study of leadership and building the adaptive capacity within organizations and societies. He has several books that are helpful for understanding adaptive leadership.

Ronald A. Heifetz

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

This synopsis introduces you to the promising concepts in Hiefetz’s book, in a breezy, illustrative way.

Adel Panahi


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