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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Can Gateway Service Its Success?

In the world of mail-order computers, maintaining a balance between improving technology and developing new markets has always been a challenge. Gateway 2000 is …

New Product Development: A Tragedy in the Making?

Detroit’s Big Three, once the epitome of beleaguered U.S. manufacturers, now appear to be at the forefront of a resurgence in American manufacturing. As …

Using “Success to the Successful” to Avoid Competency Traps

Have you ever wondered why clocks run in the…uh…clockwise direction? Or why the QWERTY keyboard design is the standard for virtually all English typewriters …

Levels of Understanding: “Fire-fighting” at Multiple Levels

It’s another busy night in the hospital emergency room. Several car accident victims have been rushed into surgery, one little boy is having a …

The “Attractiveness Principle”: Trying to Be All Things to All People

Your friends raved about the new restaurant in town — “Great food, great service, great price” — so you finally decided to go. By …

Using “Growth and Underinvestment” for Capital Planning

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Redesigning Our Schools, Reinventing the Future

“Our only real hope to survive and thrive in the increasingly tough world of global business is to have the world’ s best managers and …

Management Flight Simulators: Flight Training for Managers (Part I)

Imagine you’re leaving on a six-hour flight from Boston to Los Angeles. As the plane pulls away from the gate, the pilot comes on over …

Paradigm-Creating Loops: How Perceptions Shape Reality

We are in the midst of an unprecedented upheaval — a fundamental shift in the structure and nature of business. According to Fortune magazine, …

Using “Shifting the Burden” to Break Organizational Gridlock

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” wrote American poet Robert Frost in his poem “Mending Wall.” As the speaker and his neighbor …