This model, adapted from work by Margaret Wheatley and the Art of Hosting Community, highlights how systems evolve and change over time and the roles that people play in that evolution.
This Handbook is an excellent resource for understanding networks, how they function, the variations that exist, and how they can be built to take action.
A handout depicting a comparative model based on the work of Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky that helps distinguish between Technical and Adaptive Challenges, and the leader's role in each case. Also included is an approach for working adaptively, based on the work of Nancy Dixon and Trish Silber.
Surprising new insights from research on serial entrepreneurs illuminates how they initiate and launch new, innovative projects in a climate of extreme uncertainty while minimizing risks. The article offers an excellent perspective for working adaptively.
The science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can, with some straightforward interventions, significantly increase their capacity to get things done. Read article
New research suggests that the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles — each in the right measure, at just the right time. Such flexibility is tough to put into action, but it pays off in performance. And, better yet, it can be learned.
Some executives thrive under pressure. Others will wilt. Is the reason all in their heads? Hardly. Sustained high achievement demands physical and emotional strength as well as a sharp intellect. To bring mind, body, and spirit to peak condition, executives need to learn what world-class athletes already know: recovering energy is as important as expending it.
They're your high-maintenance, entitled, technologically sophisticated and fickle new talent pool. Generation Y, a.k.a. the Millennials, is also potentially the most high-performing generation in decades. Here's the lowdown on what makes them tick and how to work most effectively with them.
This follow up article to Gen X: Stepping Up to the Leadership Plate explores the collective socio-economic experiences of Generation X and how this creates common values and behaviors that define the Gen X persona. Drawing on the research of Strauss & Howe, Deborah Gilburg illuminates the shared values, strengths and leadership challenges that confront Gen Xers as they prepare to take the reins from the retiring Baby Boom.
Many CIOs have succeeded by finding answers, providing solutions, fixing things. But one of the best methods for solving problems is to defy the urgent need to provide a solution, and make time for questions.
GLI summary of the brain science behind our capacity to collaborate or not.