I hope you’ve all been having a good summer (I’m missing the sun of Turkey – but perhaps ever more so the aubergines, tahini and gozleme/pancakes!).
As agreed in our first chat, I’ve (with some difficulty!) managed to track down that chap – Stephen Presley – who was doing research around the actual behaviours of Adaptive/Complexity leaders.
Turns out he’s not done any research post-PhD on this topic. He’s now focusing on using Mindfulness to enable the kind of mindset shifts needed in leaders to face 21st century challenges.
I certainly tend to feel that inner/mindset changes are indeed somehow needed for real Adaptive leadership. Whether Mindfulness can enable such a shift seems plausible – and there is some evidence for this.
Anyway… Stephen doesn’t seem to be up for having a chat with our group about this Adaptive leadership behaviours work he did (though I am double-checking, as he didn’t actually say anything either way).