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Facilitating Constructive Meetings

Have you ever dared to count the amount of time you spend in meetings every month? Staff meetings, supervision, board meetings, work groups, strategic …

Why Systems Thinking, Why Now?

You’ve heard the news—many U. S. companies are cutting their operations dramatically in response to falling investor confidence, stock prices, and revenues. Many major …

Declaring War On Escalation

Which came first, the violence or the retaliation? That is today’s somber version of the old “chicken or the egg” riddle. On September 11, …

Planning for Multiple Futures

Some books have lengthy lives—a measure perhaps of how much they touch their times. Peter Schwartz’s The Art of the Long View: Planning …

How Attractive Can Our Communities Be?

Over the past year, hundreds of citizens in my home town of Asheville, NC, have come together to create a list of goals for …

Ford and Firestone Hit a Pothole

Every partnership occasionally runs into rocky roads, but the relationship between U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Company and Japanese tire maker Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.recently hit …

“Cooking the Books”: The Downward Drift of Auditing Standards

Despite the booming economy, times are tough for many businesses, especially those in competitive industries. And when times get tough, many executives give in …

The “Thinking” in Systems Thinking: Honing Your Skills

Why is it so challenging to develop systems thinking ability? It’s because thinking systemically involves a rather large number of different skills—seven, at least—that …

Moving from Knower to Learner

Contrary to popular opinion, learning is not the process of merely accumulating more information. You have “learned” something only when you can produce a …

New Views, New Hopes for Capitalism

All around us, we see and hear disturbing statistics about the damage that humans are inflicting on the environment. These statistics are often sad: …