Ronald Heifetz is the Founding Director of the Center for Public Leadership and the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Heifetz advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, and speaks extensively, throughout the world. He cofounded Cambridge Leadership Associates. Heifetz developed the groundbreaking model of leadership called Adaptive Leadership. His research focuses on the challenge of building the adaptive capacity of organizations and societies.