Part One. Introduction: purpose and possibility -- How to use this book -- The theory behind the practice -- Before you begin -- Part Two. Diagnose the system -- Diagnose the adaptive challenge -- Diagnose the political landscape -- Qualities of an adaptive organization -- Part Three. Mobilize the system -- Make interpretations -- Design effective interventions -- Act politically --- Orchestrate conflict -- Build an adaptive culture -- Part Four. See yourself as a system -- See yourself as a system -- Identify your loyalties -- Know your tuning -- Broaden your bandwidth -- Understand your roles -- Articulate your purposes -- Part Five. Deploy yourself -- Stay connected to your purposes -- Engage courageously -- Inspire people -- Run experiments -- Thrive. "The Practice of Adaptive Leadership will help you think more clearly and execute better in a constantly shifting environment. It offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to candidly assessing the situation and yourself, and then taking action. Its wisdom and advice are drawn from the experiences of people like you, committed to advancing what you care about most." "The book is anchored in the framework of adaptive leadership, but goes beyond the theory to provide a practical set of stories, diagrams, techniques, and activities that will help you both assess and address the toughest challenges that lie ahead. Dozens of tools and tactics are presented in an exciting, clear, and reader-friendly design."--Jacket.