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Cambridge Leadership Associates founders and Harvard faculty, Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linksy, have been on the forefront of leadership practice and theory for more than three decades. The following selection of books, articles, blogs and other publications have grown out of CLA and the founders’ work, research and application of Adaptive Leadership around the world.

Books

Was Mitt Romney a Good Governor?

Published on May 31, 2012 on TheAtlantic.com As the Obama campaign seeks to make an issue of Romney’s term in the Massachusetts state house, locals say he was neither a disaster nor a breakout success. The Obama campaign’s attempt to make an issue of Mitt Romney’s governorship quickly descended into spectacle Thursday. As the president’s…

13 Ways of Looking at a Leader

Published on May 29, 2012 on INC.com Our endless fascination with leadership has inspired an endless parade of leadership books, many of which strive to identify distinctive styles of top-doggery. Whether CEOs can learn to lead from the prescriptions of academics, consultants, and management thinkers is open to debate. For those wishing to try—or at…

The Challenge of Leadership Webinar

Published on May 1, 2012 on IndependentSector.org The 2012 NGen Leadership Series concluded on Tuesday, May 1 with the final installment in the spring series.  This fourth webinar, “The Challenge of Leadership” was led by Alexander Grashow, CEO of Cambridge Leadership Associates. The Challenge of Leadership Tuesday, May 1 Speaker:  Alexander Grashow, CEO, Cambridge Leadership…

Youth Leadership Summit 2012

Summit on April 26-28, 2012 at BYLC (Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center) Speaker: Marty Linsky Co-Founder and Principal Cambridge Leadership Associates  

Manufacturing Leadership Council Announces Partnership to Deliver Leadership Development Program

Cambridge Leadership Associates Will Provide Program Based on ‘Adaptive Leadership’ Principles The Manufacturing Leadership Council, an executive network designed to define and shape a better future for manufacturers worldwide, today announced a strategic partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates LLC to deliver a leadership development program to selected Council members in 2012. The leadership development program…

Rocky road for a born leader

Published on December 23, 2011 on TheNational.ae Ghaleb Darabya was still a child when he was arrested and imprisoned for throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. At first he was frightened, but the feeling was quickly replaced by pride. “You don’t know where you get this energy from, but you get this energy of being proud…

The ability to adapt to change is essential

Published on December 4, 2011 on TheNational.ae Leaders need to constantly adapt to help their organisations to survive, says Ghaleb Darabya, the managing director of Cambridge Leadership Associates Middle East. He spoke about the topic at a recent event organised by Stanton Chase, and describes the necessary skills. q&a q What is adaptive leadership about?…

Occupy Wall Street: Homeless but not hopeless

Published on November 16, 2011 on CNN.com News Blogs The day after police swept through Zuccotti Park in New York – the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement – and pulled down the tents, protesters wandered the streets of lower Manhattan like lost children. Police on Tuesday cleared protesters from the park after its…

Occupy Wall Street is going nowhere without leadership

Published on October 28, 2011 on CNN.com Editor’s note: Marty Linsky is co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates and has taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School for over 25 years. He served as chief secretary and counselor to Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and has authored or co-authored 10 books, including “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.” (Harvard Business…

Occupy Wall Street: An experiment in consensus-building

Published on October 18, 2011 on CNN.com New York (CNN) — In Manhattan’s protest hub, the big decisions are made by consensus. Each day in the privately owned Zuccotti Park, where Wall Street protesters have encamped for more than a month, demonstrators engage in a slow, seemingly cumbersome process of making their voices heard. The…