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Got Blame and Distrust in Your Workplace? Try a Little More Forgiveness.

How much of our lives have we wasted due to the drain of fear, unhealthy judgment, and the emotional gridlock these cause? Deborah …

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 …

A Truth from Two Wrens

One September morning, as I sat on the deck, sipping a mug of coffee, listening to morning sounds, and delighting in the coolness that …

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: …

Idea Generation

TEAM TIP The five principles of idea generation can also be useful for groups that are identifying issues as part of a systems thinking …

How Does Malcolm Gladwell Spell Success?

Acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers, The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company, 2008), is all about patterns and how they can …

The Systems Orientation: From Curiosity to Courage

Systems thinking is different from most other problem-solving tools because it takes into account the fact that we are a part of the system …