We’re revisiting five past posts from the blog that focus on leadership practices and processes.
This post is part of this month’s in-depth exploration of adaptive leadership.
This month, we’ve been talking about how adaptive change requires a certain set of leadership practices that mobilize groups of people and release the potential power of everyone in an organization.
We took a moment to dig into the ArtsFwd archives and revisit five posts from the past two years that focus on leadership.
We like returning to these pieces to continue to provoke our thinking about adaptive leadership, and the practices, processes, and behaviors that define it.
- 4 Ways to Engage Your Whole Team by Jean Kling (July 2013)
Inviting, including, and understanding all team members’ perspectives at the table can help you reach bold, unexpected outcomes.
- Shared-leadership proves successful in music orgs by Michael Mauskapf (November 2011)
An exploration of adaptive leadership in practice at Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and A Far Cry.
- Silo-Busting: Transforming the Rake into the Flower, a Talk by Lori Fogarty at the National Innovation Summit (October 2013)
The Oakland Museum of California undertook a transformative restructuring that involved the entire staff and resulted in a new model of organizational collaboration.
- Responding to the NextGen Poll: When is Non-Hierarchical Leadership an Obstacle to Organizational Success? by Alexis Frasz (June 2012)
Rather than focusing on a hierarchy/no-hierarchy dichotomy, we need to ask questions like, “What kind of structures and processes can facilitate our making the best decisions?”
- How Is the Coach’s Stance Valuable in Adaptive Leadership? by Elissa Perry (February 2013)
How can a coaching approach be helpful for leaders when tackling adaptive challenges?
Share your experience
We are eager to hear about what leadership behaviors you practice in your own work. We’re gathering your responses to better understand what “adaptive leadership” means for arts leaders right now.
- How do you seek out perspectives different from your own and let them influence you?
- What practices help you establish continuous learning?
- How have you evolved your staff structure to meet your changing practices?
To share your own experiences in response to these questions you can respond publicly in the comments of our March Topic post (or on this post), or click here to share your responses with us privately.