Leveling the Playing Field is a new book that incorporates the Adaptive Leadership™ framework in the context of a real world adaptive challenge. CLA Founder Marty Linsky has spent over two years representing CLA in a collaborative initiative with Advancing Women Professionals, an organization whose mission is to promote the advancement of women professionals in Jewish organizational life.
This book combines the framework and skills of Adaptive Leadership with the particular challenge of the well documented glass ceiling that women face in Jewish community organizations, melding stories of successes and setbacks with very practical ideas about how to lead change.
Issues of gender equity exist in many organizations, not just Jewish organizations. The lessons and insights in this book apply to any organization that is dealing with gender equity issues. Who is this book for? Women who want to advance their careers, organizations that need to retain top talent and establish gender equity policies, and anyone who believes women and men should have equal opportunities to contribute in communal or organizational life, will find value in this book.