Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

ICLD 3.3 Adaptive Leadership: Discussion Board

Instructor: Dr. Mitch
  1. Post a new discussion related to the topics covered in this module.  Your post needs to provide specific lessons learned with examples from this module helping you enhance your leadership capacity at work.
  2. After posting your discussion, review posts provided by other students in the class and reply to at least one of them. 


  • It is important for every one to be an adaptive leader. Not only does being a leader have to be the most important part of a team but the subordinates must be able to adapt as well to the changes going on. A leader will constantly change plans or rules to fit the needs of the team. But a leader will find his/her own way to lead individuals separately.

  • I believe that it is important for leaders within the public service field to be adaptive leaders. These leaders are dealing with situations that are constantly changing, engaging different eras of members and citizens all while continuing to have high standards and honor. In this field, it is important that leaders are able to be flexible while thinking quickly on their feet. They have to be able to lead under pressure without showing signs of stress. These leaders have to be willing to constantly build their skills and learn new approaches; they cannot be stuck in the mindset that “that is always how we have done it” (Spain, 2017).
    Spain, T. (2017). Adaptive leadership. 3.3, Week # 10. National Command and Staff College. Retrieved from https://cloud.scorm.com/content/courses

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