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The Promise of Systems Thinking for Shifting Fundamental Dynamics

People in Guatemala—smart people—were working harder, hiring brighter people, raising more money, doing better projects, and getting improved results. And yet, what they sought …

The Next Great Frontier: Designing Managerial and Social Systems (Part 2)

A systems analysis of a company draws on knowledge about how structure and policy relate to behavior. Information comes primarily from interviewing people in …

The Next Great Frontier: Designing Managerial and Social Systems (Part 1)

The continued search for better understanding of social and economic systems represents the next great frontier in human development. Frontiers of the past have …

From Riots to Resolution: Engaging Conflict for Reconciliation

As members of communities and organizations, many people feel their days (and their energy!) being consumed by contentious conflicts between diverse stakeholder groups. Organizations …

Dancing with Systems

People who are raised in the industrial world and who get enthused about systems thinking are likely to make a terrible mistake. They are …

Applying System Dynamics to Public Policy: The Legacy of Barry Richmond

System dynamicist Barry Richmond was one of those larger-than-life characters whom one seldom encounters in this world. His incisive intellect, passion for building understanding, …

The Potential of Talking and the Challenge of Listening

In December 2002, the entire world was arguing about what to do about Iraq. There were two sides to the argument. On one side, …

New Stories Can Generate New Realities

There is no easy or straightforward or guaranteed way to transform complex social systems. My own experience of 20 years of working with transformative …

Connecting to Source: The U-Process

As a writer, on a handful of occasions, I’ve produced work that stands far above everything else I’ve written. This work has a special …

How Can We Solve Our Toughest Problems Peacefully?

For the past 15 years, I have focused all of my attention on answering one question: How can we solve our toughest problems peacefully? …