Leading adaptive change
“The most common leadership failure stems from trying to apply technical solutions to adaptive challenges” – Professor Ron Heifetz, Harvard University
COVID-19 has forced the entire world to adapt. But many of the adaptations we are making are addressing technical challenges that we are facing (e.g. “Which online platform will help my team work from home?”) rather than the underlying adaptive questions (e.g. “What fundamental changes in our organisation’s activities and values will be required in order for us to thrive in this new environment?”)
“Adaptive Leadership” is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organisations to adapt to changing environments. It fundamentally involves recognising the difference between technical challenges which can be addressed by expertise and adaptive challenges which require new learning and, ultimately, loss of the status quo.
The Adaptive Leadership framework provides tools to help leaders:
- identify and articulate their adaptive challenges
- mobilise people to overcome their resistance
- sustain people through a period of change
This session will focus primarily on the first of those tools. However, we will also briefly touch on tools two and three if there is time.
This session aimed at Senior Managers from Pears grantee organisations.
Please contact Rachel Franklin if you or a colleague would like to reserve a place.
Once your place is confirmed we will send out joining instructions. If you are no longer able to attend please let us know so we can allocate your place to someone else.