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Winter 2009 Newsletter

Winter 2009

In this issue:

  • Founder’s Corner - Moving to 1600 Pennsylvania:
    Marty Linsky offers advice for Barack Obama: remain focused on the long-term, govern experimentally, and build in time for yourself and your family.
  • Institutional Reflection and Learning:
    Part 4 of 5 in our ongoing series of Qualities of an Adaptive Organization.
  • Transparency in a Time of Crisis:
    How should a CEO or other senior authority think about transparency in a time of crisis? Transparency is a tool, a technique, a resource to be employed when it serves a deeper purpose - not a moral value.


Fall 2008 Newsletter

Fall 2008

In this issue:

  • Election Time – No Leadership Allowed
    Marty Linsky on the role of leadership during the election season.
  • Avoiding Work Avoidance
    Getting people to focus and put consistent attention on the real issue at hand.
  • Cultivating Civic Leadership Across Kansas
    Creating a leadership institution from the ground floor.
  • Elephants on the Table
    Part 3 of 5 in our ongoing series on Qualities of an Adaptive Organization.


Summer 2008 Newsletter

Summer 2008

In this issue:

  • Building a Leadership Culture to Thrive in Turbulent Times:
    Adaptive Leadership Within the South Ayrshire School System
  • Five Qualities of an Adaptive Organization:
    Shared Responsibility
  • Founder’s Corner:
    Adaptation and Corporate DNA
  • Personal Sanctuary:
    Getting on the Balcony and Discovering Systemic Perspective


Spring  2008 Newsletter

Spring 2008

In this issue:

  • Five Qualities of an Adaptive Organization
  • Founder’s Corner: The First Woman President?
  • Creating High Performance Teams
  • Adaptive Challenges in Healthcare
  • New Book: Leveling the Playing Field


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