Human services agencies are at tipping point. Exciting possibilities await them, but realizing new production frontiers involves risk and uncertainty. Making progress means abandoning the comfort of the status quo. As energizing as this can be, it can be overwhelming too.
Conversation at The 2015 Human Services Summit: Emergent Leadership – Turning Ideas into Outcomes shows that adaptive leadership is a critical difference-maker for human services agencies to execute new ideas well.
This executive summary tells the stories of human service leaders who attended the Summit who are exercising adaptive leadership today. It explores the bold actions that make adaptive leadership so essential in human services.