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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

And At Once I Knew I Was Not Magnificent

Published on October 13, 2011 on Acumen.og In stating the objectives of the East Africa Fellows Program (EAFP), Acumen Fund talks about creating “a world populated by leaders with the audacity to dream, the operational skills to execute, and the moral fiber to act as beacons of justice in an otherwise unjust world.”  Our second…

Rick Perry’s pain proves to be Mitt Romney’s gain

Published on September 26, 2011 on BostonHerald.com Experts Texas gov. is ‘flavor of the month’ Political experts believe Mitt Romney is on the rise again as favorite Rick Perry has fallen in recent days, including a Florida straw poll loss to Herman Cain. This article has been archived on BostonHerald.com.

A revolving door of university leadership

Published on September 18, 2011 on GulfNews.com Dubai: In a country like the UAE, temporary home to a large transient expatriate population, leadership positions in various businesses often tend to see people come and go. Tertiary institutions in the UAE kick off the new academic year with fresh faces at the helm. The Higher Colleges of…

Robinson joins leaders in county govt for intensive leadership program

Published in July 2011 on MTCounties.org Phillips County Commissioner Lesley Robinson was one of a select group of 21 leaders in county government from acrossthe U.S. to participate in the 8th Annual County Leadership Institute (CLI), a rigorousprogram developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Cambridge Leadership Associates. The 3 ½ day…

Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Announces Plans for Closing in 2016

Published on July 14, 2011 on PhilanthropyNewsDigest.org The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies has announced the steps it has taken and will continue to take as it prepares to close in 2016. In 2001, Charles Bronfman and his wife, Andrea — who passed away in 2006 — chose 2016 as the year by which ACBP…

Top 10 books for federal leaders in 2011

Published on April 26, 2011 on WashingtonPost.com I’m going to embrace the concept of a list and share with you my favorite five leadership books from 2010 as well as five classics. Each book is an easy read and includes actionable ideas for federal leaders looking to navigate the ambiguity and challenges that lie ahead.…

TEDxStCharles – Marty Linsky – Adaptive Leadership-Leading Change

Marty Linsky, Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University, has been full-time faculty since 1982, except 1992-1995 when he was Chief Secretary to Massachusetts Governor William Weld. He teaches exclusively within Harvard’s executive education programs and has co-founded Cambridge Leadership Associates (www.cambridge-leadership.com), a leadership consulting, training and coaching practice. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law,…

CEO-Trustee Workshop—Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis

Workshop on April 9-10, 2011 on Web.COF.org Are you waiting for things to return to normal in your organization? Sorry. Leadership will require new skills tailored to an environment of urgency, high stakes, and uncertainty—even after the current economic crisis is over. The CEO-Trustee workshop, led by Marty Linsky, CLA co-Founder and Harvard Kennedy School…

N.J. officials to attend housing conference at Harvard University

Published on March 14, 2011 on NewJerseyNewsRoom.com Representatives are from Newark, Jersey City, Irvington, Orange and Millville Housing officials from five New Jersey cities have been selected to participate in a four-day gathering at Harvard University that begins Tuesday and will focus on turning vacant properties into new housing. The officials are from Newark, Jersey…

Adaptive Leadership in the NYC Watershed

Published February 7, 2011 on EnvironmentalLeader.com Heated negotiations are once again underway between New York City and its upstate neighbors over protecting the City’s watershed. With dozens of other water conflicts brewing, from San Francisco to Dubai to South Africa, it is a good time to glean the unusual and somewhat provocative leadership lessons being…