CHAPTER SEVEN

Courage and Costs

Discovering How to Teach the Unteachable

LEARNING is forged in an alchemy of relationships—among a student, a teacher, and the subject matter.1 Though the approach to learning leadership described here weaves a far tighter and more seamless fabric from these three elements than most forms of teaching and learning, we have focused primarily on the experience of students. What about the formation a teacher? How did case-in-point teaching in the service of adaptive leadership develop? How does it feel to teach in this way? What does the approach ask of the instructor-coach-teacher?*

Acts of adaptive leadership depend on a capacity for self-knowledge as well as an understanding of the systems that need to be mobilized ...

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