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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Escalation: The Dynamics of Insecurity

Have you ever been caught in a situation where you felt that things were going well beyond what you intended, but you felt powerless to …

From Causal Loops to Graphical Functions: Articulating Chaos

This month we continue our look at Graphical Function Diagrams (GFD). GFD’s help us visually see how two variables are interrelated by plotting the relationship …

Accumulation Management: Avoiding the “Pack Rat” Syndrome

I once read a story about a trivia “pack rat,” a man who had spent his entire life memorizing trivia. He knew baseball statistics of …

Guidelines for Drawing Causal Loop Diagrams

The old adage, “if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail” can also apply to language.

Carver Corp.: A Bumpy Ride

Carver Corp. was on its way up. During the mid-1980s, like many other organizations, this company boasted rapid growth and increased revenues. A manufacturer …

Growth and Underinvestment: Is Your Company Playing with a Wooden Racket?

Do you recall the first time you picked up a tennis racket? Perhaps it was an old wooden racket you found in your garage, or …

Organizational Addictions: Breaking the Habit

Caffeine Addiction It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. The alarm clock blares, jolting you out of bed. You shuffle down to …

Reinforcing and Balancing Loops: Building Blocks of Dynamic Systems

In the book The Double Helix James Watson describes the process through which he and Robert Crick “cracked” the DNA code. While others were searching …

Would More Market Data Have Saved Some Developers?

The pendulum that is the Boston real estate market is on the downswing. Suburban developers have been particularly stung by the recent downturn since most …

Tragedy of the Commons: All for One and None for All

In this issue we return to our coverage of systems archetypes — dynamic structures that are found repeatedly in diverse settings. In future issues, we …