Adaptive Leadership is an essential concept for MCH leaders to understand. We also recommend the use of strengths-based leadership approaches including Collaborative Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Appreciative Inquiry.
Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky have written extensively on Adaptive Leadership, including widely available articles in Harvard Business Review and several excellent books.
From Week 1 and 2 of MCH +ACUMEN Training; excellent descriptions of applied training in adaptive leadership
The Georgia Health Policy Center has published a useful tool to help MCH leaders take advantage of the unique opportunity to drive health transformation now.
Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity Planning Tool. Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University and the National Network of Public Health Institutes.
The MCH Workforce Development Center is using an approach called Action Learning to help leaders build "learning organizations" that can adapt to change. The leading proponent of the approach in the US is Michael J Marquardt.
Our Action Learning Set Guide is based on the work of Marquardt; versions of this guide were used for many years in the National Public Health Leadership Institute.