Leadership

Podcast, Video, and Blog Resources

Adaptive Leadership (Eric Martin, 2017).
This video is a basic introduction to adaptive leadership, which is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive.

Part 1: Brene Brown on Armored vs. Daring Leadership

This podcast is Part I of a two-part series, where author Brené Brown shares the most common types of behaviors adults use when they are not showing up emotionally. https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-armored-versus-daring-leadership-part-1-of-2/

Part 2: Brene Brown on Armored vs. Daring Leadership

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on daring leadership, where Brené Brown shares specifics of four more behaviors adults use when they are in fear. https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-armored-versus-daring-leadership-part-2-of-2/

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change (Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University).

This is a 5-minute video that introduces the approach of building adult capabilities so that we can improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on strengthening skills of caregivers and strengthening communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Cognitive Bias Podcast Series on Apple Podcasts (David Dylan Thomas).
This podcast explores the world of things we do that don't make any rational sense, one bias at a time.

#55 What We’re Reading (and Watching) to Help Reflect on Race, Power and Privilege,” Critical Value Past (Urban Institute, June 2020).
On this episode, the Urban Institute offers its own reading (and watching) list. You'll hear from Urban staff about the books, movies, and documentaries they are reflecting on to contextualize anti-racism, structural racism, police brutality, and privilege.

SCARF Resources

“SCARF: A Brain-Based Model for Collaborating with and Influencing Others” (David Rock, 2008).
This article examines threat and reward from a social neuroscience perspective.

“SCARF Model Influencing Others with Dr. David Rock” (David Rock, 2010).
This video introduces viewers to the SCARF model.

“SCARF Self Assessment” (Neuro Leadership Group, n.d.).
A free self-assessment that helps the user understand how each domain of the SCARF model influences his or her life.

Bias Resources

“Bias Isn’t Just a Police Problem, It’s a Preschool Problem” (Cory Turner, 2016).
An NPR report shares information on a new study out of Yale that found that prekindergarten teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys expecting trouble.

“When Whites Just Don’t Get It” (Nicholas Kristof, 2014).
Nicholas Kristof examines the status of race discrimination in modern America.

“Breaking Bias Updated: The SEEDS Model” (Matthew Lieberman, David Rock, Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Christine Cox, 2015).
This article explains the SEEDS Model of cognitive bias and offers examples and solutions for mitigating bias in organizations.

The State of Science: Implicit Bias Review (Cheryl Staats, Kelly Capatosto, Lena Tenney, and Sarah Mamo, 2017).
This resource reviews scientific research on bias that was published in 2016.

Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-to Manual (Ryan Curren, Julie Nelson, Dwayne S. Marsh, Simran Noor, and Nora Liu, 2016).
This manual offers guidance to local governments as they conduct research and develop their own racial equity plan.

Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity (Julie Nelson and Lisa Brooks, Updated December 2016).
This toolkit offers guidance for jurisdictions as they develop strategies that promote racial equity.

Racial Equity Communications Guide (Government Alliance on Race and Equity [GARE], Center for Social Inclusion, Living Cities, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and Provoc, Updated May 2018).
This guide helps jurisdictions enhance their communication on racial equity work.

Racial Equity: Getting to Results (Erika Bernabei, Updated July 2017).
This guide helps jurisdictions as they use a racial equity lens and carry out a community process to support equity work.

Systems Change and Change Management

The Water of System Change (John Kania, Mark Kramer, Peter Senge 2018).
This article focuses on defining the concept of systems change, which includes a framework of six interdependent conditions that hold complex problems in place.

The Water of Systems Change: Action Learning Exercise (John Kania, David Garfunkel, Hayling Price.
This is a worksheet with specific exercises to help groups working on systems change to explore and better understand the interdependent conditions that are responsible for their challenges.

Diffusion of Innovations (5th ed.) (Everett M. Rogers, 2003).
An influential classic about how innovations take hold and become institutionalized. This resource contains open-source material.

“8-Step Process” (John Kotter, 2015).
This is a practical guide for leading and managing change and was created by a prominent thought leader.

“Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Understanding the Stages of Team Formation” (Mind Tools Content Team, n.d.).
Bruce Tuckman’s model describes the stages of becoming a team—transitioning from a group of strangers to a united group with common goals.