A Forum on Public Affairs, Spirituality, Culture, and Science
Adaptive Leadership to Adaptive Living
Tuesday, June 6th
7:30 – 9:00pm
Hybrid: In-Person & Online
At First Parish in Needham
Zoom Link: bit.ly/AdaptiveLiving
From Adaptive Leadership to Adaptive Living, a conversation with Marty Linsky on navigating the challenges of constant change in politics, in organizations, and in everyday life.
Some insights related to the adaptive mindset include:
- Authenticity evolves; spontaneity is not authenticity.
- Means and ends are interdependent.
- Loss is inextricably tied to progress and growth. Therefore, we are all grief counselors.
Join us for a provocative discussion on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 in Parish Hall
Marty Linsky has been teaching about the media, politics and leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School since 1982 and has authored or co-authored some two dozen books, book chapters, and book forewords plus numerous op-eds on these subjects. His most recent publication, however, was an op-ed he co-authored last October published in the Hartford Courant entitled: “The Red Sox strategic plan: Follow the money.” He also happens to have been married for 43 years to Tad’s cousin, Lynn.
Lyceums date back to the early 19th century in New England, where they played an important role in hosting deep and provocative discussions about science, religion, philosophy, and the arts. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Abraham Lincoln all gave speeches at many local lyceums.
Today, the Lane Lyceum carries on that tradition in Needham. Named in honor of the late Rev. Ed Lane, a beloved member of First Parish in Needham, the Lane Lyceum is a reflection of Ed’s lifelong passion for and commitment to civil rights, equal justice, and spiritual inquiry.
In the words of Rev. Lane, “Life is a gift of grace, not something we have earned. We have a responsibility to use it with wisdom and to share it with love.”