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    What is group work? 

    Smith, Mark K. (, 2012-12-05)

    What is group work? While many practitioners may describe what they do as ‘group work’, they often have only a limited appreciation of what group work is and what it entails. In this piece we introduce groups and group work, define some key aspects, and suggest areas for exploration. In particular we focus on the process of working with groups.
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    The theory behind the practice: a brief introduction to the adaptive leadership framework 

    Heifetz, Ronald; Grashow, Alexander; Linsky, Marty (Harvard Business Press, 2009)

    This work grows from efforts to understand in practical ways the relationship among leadership, adaptation, systems, and change, but also has deep roots in scientific efforts to explain the evolution of human life, and before us, the evolution of all life going back to the beginning of the earth.
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    The work of leadership 

    Heifetz, Ronald A.; Laurie, Donald L. (Harvard Business School Publishing, 1997)

    To stay alive, Jack Pritchard had to change his life. Triple bypass surgery and medication could help, the heart surgeon told him, but no technical fix could release Pritchard from his own responsibility for changing the habits of a lifetime. He had to stop smoking, improve his diet, get some exercise, and take time to relax, remembering to breathe more deeply each day. Pritchard’s doctor could provide sustaining technical expertise and take supportive action, but only Pritchard could adapt his ingrained habits to improve his long-term health. ...