Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

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Daniel Kim is an organizational consultant, facilitator, teacher, and public speaker committed to helping problemsolving (reactive) organizations transform into (generative) learning organizations. Dr. Kim helps organizations develop the capabilities of a learning organization by aiding people in articulating a compelling picture of the future that they truly care about, developing the skills to have honest and generative conversations about their current reality, and in learning the conceptual skills needed to understand and deal effectively with complexity. A defining quality of Dr. Kim’s work is his commitment to helping individuals, teams, and institutions identify and pursue their deepest purpose and to realize their highest aspirations.

Daniel Kim has worked with a diverse range of organizations, including: Standard & Poors, National Education Association, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, and numerous organizations in the Singapore government (including, Singapore Armed Forces, Ministry of Health, Civil Service College, Housing Development Board, Economic Development Board, Singapore Police Force, Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, Ministry of Manpower, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Info-Comm Development Authority). Dr. Kim has an Electrical Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is the founding publisher of The Systems ThinkerTM, a newsletter that helps managers apply the power of systems thinking. He is also a co-founder of the MIT Organizational Learning Center and a founding trustee of the Society for Organizational Learning. Dr. Kim has an Electrical Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is a co-founder of the MIT Center for Organizational and a founding trustee of the Society for Organizational Learning.

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Toward Learning Organizations: Integrating Total Quality Control and Systems Thinking

Total Quality Control and systems thinking have complementary strengths that can greatly enhance an organization’s ability to improve its performance. How? Through a more balanced …

Introduction to Systems Thinking

System. We hear and use the word all the time. “There’s no sense in trying to buck the system,” we might say. Or, “This job’s …

Systems Archetypes I: Diagnosing Systemic Issues and Designing Interventions

Systems Archetypes I helps you understand the structure and story line of the archetypes–those “common stories” in systems thinking. Each two-page description leads you through …

Systems Archetypes II: Using Systems Archetypes to Take Effective Action

Toolbox Reprint Series Systems Archetypes II Using Systems Archetypes to Take Effective Action More than just a “how-to” guide; this companion guide to our bestselling …

Systems Archetypes III: Understanding Patterns of Behavior and Delay

The latest volume of the acclaimed Toolbox Reprint Series, Daniel Kim takes a deeper look at the “signature” patterns of behavior associated with each systems …

Systems Thinking Tools: A User’s Reference Guide

Whether you are new to systems thinking or merely need a guide to available tools, this collection introduces you to dynamic, structural, and computer-based tools …

Applying Systems Archetypes

Innovation in Management Series Applying Systems Archetypes, So, you’ve chosen a problem you want to address using systems thinking tools. You gather together some coworkers, …

Systems Archetype Basics: From Story to Structure

Does your organization focus too much on the short term? Do you often use quick fixes? Do you find yourself saying; “We’ve been in this …

Service Quality Excellence: Mastering the “Moments of Truth”

In recent years, Total Quality Management (TQM) has moved from a manufacturing improvement process to one that can enhance all company operations. While the ’80s …

What is Your Organization’s Core Theory of Success?

Managers in today’s organizations are continually confronted with new challenges and increased performance expectations. At the same time, they are bombarded by a bewildering …