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Your Leadership Moment: Democratizing Leadership in an Age of Authoritarianism (Taking Adaptive Leadership to the Next Level)

Your Leadership Moment: Democratizing Leadership in an Age of Authoritarianism (Taking Adaptive Leadership to the Next Level)

by Eric R. Martin


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Take Adaptive Leadership to the Next Level and Seize Your Leadership Moment

“Each of us has the potential for a leadership moment. Reading this book will help you find yours.” ―Dr. Marty Linsky, faculty at Harvard Kennedy School & author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

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Adaptive Leadership was introduced to the world in 1994 by Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky of the Harvard Kennedy School. Author Eric Martin brings an expansion and distillation of Adaptive Leadership to new life for novices and advanced leadership practitioners alike, building on his work with Heifetz and Linsky.

Next level of Adaptive Leadership. Your Leadership Moment draws on the extensive personal research, travel, conversations, and reflections of author Eric Martin, a prominent leadership expert. His quest to ‘democratize leadership’ has taken him around the world―from the White House to the foothills of the Himalayas. Through stories of success and failure, Martin teaches what’s possible when people discover the capacity and courage to lead regardless of identity, history, or access to power and financial capital.

Be an authentic leader who changes the world. Your Leadership Moment is an account of the democratizing leadership of three ordinary people leading extraordinary change. It’s an exciting expansion of Adaptive Leadership that can help anyone learn to lead. Your Leadership Moment provides tools and techniques to discover and leverage your leadership moments for a better world.

Your Leadership Moment empowers you to:

  • Understand a Leadership Moment and key concepts of Adaptive Leadership
  • Stop solving the wrong problems and start solving the right problems
  • Think politically and mobilize others to make real, positive change
  • Stop getting in your own way

If you liked The Practice of Adaptive LeadershipLeadership on the Line, or An Everyone Culture, you’ll love Your Leadership Moment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642502671
Publisher: Mango Media Inc
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 815,856
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Martin, a Detroit native turned prominent leadership expert, specializes in leadership development and systems change. Eric’s work has been used to tackle challenges to transition to a low-carbon economy, improve health equity and access, and evolve the role of advanced technologies in our daily lives. Over the past decade, he has brought leadership development to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 146 countries. Eric’s work draws on Adaptive Leadership, an unconventional and somewhat provocative leadership practice developed at Harvard by faculty Drs. Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky and by Alexander Grashow, with whom he has mentored and worked.

Eric has served in an advisor/speaker/leadership trainer role at: Acumen, Rockefeller Foundation, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, US Business Council for Sustainable Development, White House Presidential Personnel Office, United Nations Innovation Network, World Bank, Cornell University, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Sustainability Consortium, Democracy Fund, National Academy for Science Engineering & Medicine, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Forum for the Future, LEAD India, Patagonia, USAID and The Aspen Institute. Previously, he served in various roles at The Synergos Institute, a Rockefeller-affiliated international development organization. Eric holds an MS in Organizational Change Management and BS in Systems Analysis and Operations Research. Eric’s work has been published in such places as: Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Environmental Leader.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction Standing in the Heat 16

Part 1 Where to Begin? 24

Chapter 1 Leadership Moments 26

Chapter 2 If Anyone Can Do It, Why Doesn't Everyone? 34

Chapter 3 Democratizing Leadership 41

Part 2 What's Your Leadership Choice? 52

Chapter 4 Breaking Ranks 54

Chapter 5 Authority 63

Chapter 6 Leadership 72

Chapter 7 Recognize Your Leadership Moment 81

Part 3 What's the "Work" of Leadership? 90

Chapter 8 The People with the Problem Are the Solution 92

Chapter 9 Recast the Work 101

Chapter 10 What's Your Leadership Work? 113

Part 4 Whose Leadership Work Is It? 122

Chapter 11 Leading on the Verge of Schism 124

Chapter 12 Mobilize Others 132

Chapter 13 What's Holding You Back from Leading? 144

Part 5 What Will You Let Go Of? 154

Chapter 14 A Separate Self…for an Interconnected Whole 156

Chapter 15 Authority…for Freedom 162

Chapter 16 Knowing…for Becoming 167

Chapter 17 Ready Yourself 173

Part 6 A Hidden Wholeness 180

Chapter 18 Acceptance 182

Chapter 19 A Path Opens 190

Chapter 20 The Purpose of Your Leadership Moment 200

Acknowledgements 206

About the Author 208

Endnotes 210

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Eric lives leadership. From the intimate stories of his own life, to his pragmatic ability to hand people and groups what they need, to his deep love and commitment for a more just and generative world...we are lucky to have his contributions. Your Leadership Moment shares ideas everyone can use and a humanity we are all hungry for. Your sense of yourself and what is possible will be elevated on the other side of reading this book.” ―Alexander Grashow, author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

“The critical skill that leaders need today is the ability to work across lines of difference to create meaningful change that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few. Your Leadership Moment allows readers to build that skill through touching, provocative, and deeply human stories and its call for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, to choose to lead.” —Jacqueline Novogratz, founder & CEO of Acumen

“Eric Martin invites us to consider the power of leadership moments to influence change both within and outside of corporate walls. Creating a sustainable future requires nothing less than each of us seizing these moments.” —Euan Murray, CEO of The Sustainability Consortium

“As a scientist, I share Eric Martin's passion for tackling challenges at the interface of humans and the environment. I take heart in his pragmatic and systemic, yet human-centered, approach to leading adaptive change.” —Dr. Sarah Elaine Lewis, senior director for innovation at The Sustainability Consortium

“Eric Martin combines relentless optimism with hard-nosed realism in powerful stories of people like you and me who saw a leadership opportunity and refused to sit on the sidelines. Each of us has the potential for a leadership moment. Reading this book will help you find yours.” —Dr. Marty Linsky, faculty at Harvard Kennedy School & author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

“An adaptive leadership truth-telling about defining moments of our times. A compelling read for people and companies who seek to challenge the status quo and survive.” —Lauren Serota, head of performance & talent at Patagonia

“Just like one of Eric Martin’s adaptive leadership sessions. Your Leadership Moment takes you on a journey. You end up surprised to find yourself examining purpose, power, and identity with a renewed motivation to change your life, community, organization and the world.” —Bavidra Mohan, head of leadership at Acumen

“Eric Martin has managed to put into writing what he so masterfully and authentically does in his life and work: make acts of leadership, fueled by courage and compassion, accessible to all. This book has real heart and real tools for leaders. I’m excited to put its wisdom to use.” —Molly Alexander, former head of talent at Acumen

“The perfect balance of evocative storytelling with practical leadership ideas. Democratizing leadership speaks to people across our social and political divides, and offers hope for healing a fractured nation.” —Roger Sorkin, award-winning producer & executive director of the American Resilience Project

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