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Oct 2, 2018

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When we seek to lead people through adaptive challenges, we're faced with another challenge...what type of leadership will we offer? In this episode, we distinguish between the fundamental and normal state of leadership.

The challenge of leading people through adaptive challenges is it feels like we're building a bridge as we walk across it. 

We explore examples of the normal and fundamental state of leadership and invite you to consider how you're leading others.

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While we didn't say it directly in this episode, our journey of leading others through adaptive challenges and technical issues has come with the help of trusted colleagues and coaches. Along the way, they've introduced us to two books we find helpful for understanding adaptive issues. Here are the books:

Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linksy they refer to technical and adaptive issues.

The Leadership Triangle (refer to tactical issues, instead of technical issues)

The 7 Missional Questions

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