July DOVIA-LA Meeting: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership
Friday, July 19, 2019
9:30am - 12:00pm
The Braille Institute
On Friday, July 19th, enjoy coffee and bagels while networking with other DOVIA-LA members. Our meeting features a discussion about Adaptive Leadership with Bob Lazzarini.
Leadership is best practiced as a verb, not as a title. Participants will be introduced to ways of thinking, ways of being, practical tools, and implementable tactics that develop and enhance leadership effectiveness, with or without having formal authority.
Topics to be introduced include the following: 1) Recognizing the distinctions between "technical problems" and "adaptive challenges," and how misdiagnosing one for the other is at the heart of maintaining the status quo. 2) Understanding the system you are, and the system you’re in, identifying stakeholders’ interests, surfacing what’s really driving behavior, and naming elephants in the room. 3) Reframing people’s default interpretations, orchestrating productive conflict, and holding steady to maintain a "productive zone of disequilibrium." 4) Recognizing and prioritizing loyalties, knowing your own “triggers” and tolerances, and identifying your true role and scope of authority.
Bob Lazzarini is an experienced leader-manager turned professional educator, adviser, consultant and coach. He currently holds an appointment to the faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, where he previously served as the Chair of the Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree program. Currently, he serves as a member of the Department of Management Studies faculty, teaching courses on systems thinking, adaptive leadership and change, collaborative practice, professional effectiveness, and organization sustainability within the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management degree program. Check out Bob's LinkedIn here.
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