1. Have you experienced any adaptive challenges in your leadership or ministry? How did you handle them?
2. How do you see the role of humility in adaptive leadership? Why is it important?
3. In your opinion, what are the key differences between technical challenges and adaptive challenges? How do they impact leadership approaches?
4. Reflecting on the concept of “speaking the unspeakable,” how can leaders create safe spaces for open and honest dialogue within their organizations or communities?
5. How can leaders navigate conflicting values and competing commitments within their ministry or organization? What strategies have you found effective?
6. Do you agree that love, compassion, self-awareness, and humility are necessary qualities for adaptive leadership, even in non-church contexts? Why or why not?
7. How do you approach regulating distress as a leader? What techniques or practices have you found helpful in managing team member’s anxieties and emotions during challenging situations?
8. What are some strategies you can employ to better understand the needs and concerns of your community or neighborhood? How can you bridge the gap between your organization’s goals and the realities of the people you serve?
9. How can leaders balance the desire for quick solutions and progress with the understanding that adaptive challenges require time, patience, and a focused examination of the real issues at hand?
10. What steps can you take to strengthen your network of supportive relationships? How can these relationships aid you in navigating adaptive challenges and personal growth as a leader?