Kellie Wardman

Kellie Wardman

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My first poem was published when I was 10 in Children’s Digest magazine. It was a silly piece about junk food—but still, when I found the issue in my mailbox, I ran all the way up my driveway with it flapping in my sweaty little hand.

I completed my BA in Honors English at the University of New Hampshire and my MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. My poetry has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and writing has been published in The Concord Monitor, Entelechy International, Limestone, Leverage Points, NH Troubadour, The Orange Room, Boston Literary Magazine, Bop Dead City, and The Systems Thinker.

For 9 years, I worked as publications director at Pegasus Communications, where I launched a new book publishing business and a newsletter, Leverage Points: News and Ideas for the Organizational Learner. I currently serve as adjunct faculty in creative writing at a local university, and as a consultant in the field of nonprofit management.

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Saturn Strains Under Success

Saturn, General Motors’ bold experiment in car manufacturing, is running into troubled times. Revolutionary no-haggle prices and a strong reputation for quality made Saturn …

No More Band-Aids for Healthcare Reform

In 1992, Americans will spend $817 billion on healthcare — twice as much per capita than the average of the 24 industrialized nations of the …

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 …

Rebuilding the Commons: Envisioning a Sustainable Economy

Who is going to search for ways to solve these environmental problems? Not the academics. They are people of ideas and data, not usually thought …

A or B?

Sometimes, you simply have to choose. Do I send my child to this day care or that one? Do I buy this new car …

Selecting Variable Names for Causal Loop Diagrams

When first beginning to draw a causal loop diagram, don’t spend a lot of time up front trying to select the “perfect” variable name.

Managing with Accumulators and Flows

A common principle of systems thinking is that “there is no away.” Every material thing we make and use must come from somewhere and …

From Mechanistic to Social Systemic Thinking

Each of us has a theory of reality, a concept of the nature of the world which is referred to as our worldview. Our …