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Summary of “The Work of Leadership” By Ronald A. Heifetz and DonaldL. LaurieCompanies today face adaptive challenges. Changes in societies, markets, customers, competition, and technologyaround the globe are effecting change is mobilizing people throughout the organization to do adaptive work whichis recognized as one of the toughest task for the leaders. “The Work of Leadership”, by Ronald A. Heifetz andDonald L. Laurie illustrates the six principles for leading adaptive work.They break it down to the followingprinciples:getting on the balcony, identifying the adaptive challenge, regulating distress, maintaining disciplinedattention, giving the work back to people, and protecting voices of leadership from below.Get on the Balcony-Heifetz and Laurie uses a very good sports analogy of how great team leaders are able to take part in the play ofthe moment but also be able observe the impact to the overall match.The authors associate this to viewing thegame from the press box or on a balcony above the field. Business leaders have to be able to view patterns as ifthey were on a balcony.Leaders have to see a context for change or create one.They should give employees astrong sense of the history of the enterprise and what’s good about its past, as well as an idea of the market forcesat work today and the responsibility people must take in shaping the future. Without the capacity to move back

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Term
Spring
Professor
JackM.Ruhl
Tags
Management, adaptive work, Donald L Laurie

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