Becoming an Adaptive Leader: Based on the Work of Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky

by John Roberto. Lifelong Faith Journal, 2011.

This article overviews an adaptive leadership process used to define challenges and help interpret the situation.


chart to help define the problem, seven practices to create effective interventions, worksheet

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Create effective interventions to address the challenge at hand by applying the seven practices.
  • Adapt this leadership process by using the article as an introductory guide for congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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