Not all challenges are created equal. Defining a problem can be difficult, let alone creating a solution. Harvard professors Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky developed the process of adaptive leadership to define challenges through observation, interpreting the situation, and developing concrete leadership actions known as interventions. John Roberto, president of Lifelong Faith, compiled this 8-page overview, offering an effective introduction and tools for practical application. Readers can use a chart to define a problem, seven practices to create effective interventions, and a worksheet to apply a unique situation to this leadership process. Most congregational leaders will benefit from this as an introductory guide or reference material.
Reviewed by Kate White