Peter Pruyn

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Peter is an educator, social scientist, and systems thinker who believes that relationships, organizations and communities can only reach their greatest potential through conversations that make the implicit, explicit. Such bridge-building will always be a continuous work-in-progress.

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Executive Empathy: Lincoln’s Antidote to Escalation

As we approach not only the November elections but also Lincoln’s 200th birthday, it seems appropriate to reflect on his legacy. Why do so …

Continuous Partial Attention and the Demise of Discretionary Time

Leaving work at the end of the day, I turn the corner to the long front hallway of my office building. Ahead of me, …

In the Shadow of Windmills

Walking toward the end of the peninsula, it is hard to miss Hull Wind 1: a 200-foot-tall light gray tower, its three sword-like blades …

What I Learned About Teaching Systems Thinking from Al Gore

Let’s say you wanted to communicate the complexity of a system on the scale of the Earth to an audience with an 8th-grade education, …

A Group Process for Systems Thinking

At first blush, systems thinking may seem like something we can apply by ourselves. While that may be possible for simple dynamics, a systems …