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Leadership as a Second Language

In his latest—and most valuable —book, The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative (Jossey-Bass, 2007), Stephen Denning develops in much …

Boomers Face Nursing Bust

The United States may be in the midst of the most dramatic nursing shortage ever—and it’s only getting worse. The government projects that 450,000 …

The Freedom to Make Better Choices

Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein are both professors at the University of Chicago, and where the Chicago school was once famous for …

Will Obama Walk the Learner’s Path?

These lines, from three American presidential inaugural addresses, are arguably the most famous from the 56 such speeches given since 1789. At the start …

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.

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 …

Healing Troubled Institutions Through Systems Thinking

Acompanion to the PBS documentary, “Good News . . . How Hospitals Heal Themselves,” The Nun and the Bureaucrat: How They Found an …

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 …

Building Relationships with Respect at the Center

In the introduction to her book, Respect: An Exploration (Perseus Books, 1999), sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot observes that “We pay more attention to [respect] when …

The Risk of the Cure in Public Health

According to the World Health Organization, vaccines and clean water are the two public-health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s …