The Nature of Adaptive Leadership

Ronald Heifetz. Video. 8 minutes.

This short video describes leadership tools and strategies to address complex challenges.


interview with Ronald Heifetz; learning leadership tools; how to address challenges; defining the problem; mobilizing people to adopt new behaviors; framework for crisis leadership

Best For

clergy and laity leading their congregation through change



Suggested Uses

  • Effectively lead your congregation through COVID-19 by starting your team meeting with this framework.
  • Set the tone to discuss a difficult issue by watching this video before a congregational meeting.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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