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The secret behind good leadership

Ron-HeifetzIn doing some research for a future podcast with Marty Linsky about The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, I came across an interesting profile written by Emily Stokes for the Financial Times of his Cambridge Leadership Associates partner and co-author, Ron Heifetz.  (The secret behind good leadership – May 15, 2009)

In 2007, I had the great fortune to spend a week at the Harvard Kennedy School participating in The Art and Practice of Leadership Development which is co-lead by Linsky and Heifetz. This executive education program basically squeezes into seven long, amazing days much of the semester long “Exercising Leadership: Mobilizing Group Resources” (or PAL-101) which is referred to in the article. It’s a lifechanging experience which I highly recommend to any one interested in the study of leadership.

I enjoyed Stokes’ profile of Heifetz and if you do too and want to learn more, be sure to pick up Sharon Parks’ Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World.

Of course, download episode 13 of the Weekly Leader podcast (after August 5, 2009) to hear Marty Linsky talk about their new book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.

About the author

Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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