The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

by Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and others. Cambridge Leadership Associates, 2009.

This thought-provoking book on leadership offers readers with tools they can use to become more effective and confident leaders.


how words, emotions, thoughts, and actions contribute to a healthier community; how leaders interpret events, expanding informal authority, growing your personal support network

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Lead more effectively by reflecting upon your strengths and weaknesses --- understanding what activates your defensive triggers and how you respond to events.
  • Develop leaders within the congregation by providing and studying this book in small groups.

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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