Sector: Social Change

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Until the Vulcan Mind Meld… Building Shared Mental Models

In the popular science fiction TV series Star Trek, the Vulcans, an extraterrestrial species, possess a unique characteristic: They can wordlessly share thoughts, experiences, …

Buy-In: A Radical Appproach to Change Management

How do we manage change in our organizations? Not very well, apparently. According to statistics, the success rate for many planned change implementations is …

Liberating Structures: A New Pattern Language for Engagement

“We change the culture by changing the nature of conversation. It’s about choosing conversations that have the power to create the future.” — Peter …

The Art of Facilitative Leadership: Maximizing Others’ Contributions

Leadership traditionally has been thought of as “doing the right thing” while management has been defined as “doing things right.” Contemporary leadership combines these …

The Dark Side of Success: Dealing with the Organizational and Emotional Complexities of Growth

Why is it that new organizations start up with great enthusiasm, achieve success in the marketplace, and, just when everything seems to be going …

Applying Lessons from Public Health to Organizational Change

When beginning an organizational change, we hope it will spread like wildfire, yet we often find ourselves struggling to light the kindling. Organizations change …

Leading the Shift from a Dominator to a Partnership Culture

A growing awareness that humankind is facing unprecedented challenges is making many of us uneasy. Our unease stems from an increasing sense that humanity’s …

The End of Economic Expansion Requires Compression Thinking

The term “Compression” refers to the end of economic expansion as we currently know it, that is, ongoing growth enabled by the practices of …

When Change Happens Suddenly, Dramatically, and Mercilessly

TEAM TIP Reinforcing loops can create momentum in either an advantageous or a detrimental direction. Look for harmful loops at work in your setting …

Sustainability: The Inner and Outer Work

Over the years, many people devoted to sustainability have used the phrase “the triple bottom line” to articulate strategy. They don’t focus solely on …