“Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to successfully tackle tough challenges and thrive.”
– Ronald Heifitz, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership
New environments demand new strategies, abilities, and leadership styles to inspire and mobilize teams. A common organizational challenge is the gap between visionary aspirations and demanding environmental realities. Adaptive leadership is designed to narrow this gap by distinguishing what is precious and essential in your organization from what is expendable. The process of adaptive work is deep and slow; it means re-fashioning loyalties and developing new competencies, and often involves feelings of loss. However, through this loss a new opportunity is generated for your organization to grow and thrive within changing environmental contexts.