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The Process of Dialogue: Creating Effective Communication

Consider any complex, potentially volatile issue — Arab-Israeli relations; the problems between the Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians; the U.S. deficit, healthcare costs, or labor/management …

Extending Systems Thinking to Social Systems

We live in a networked age. After centuries of perceiving different parts of the world as separate and isolated, we are now beginning to …

Lessons from Everest: The Role of Collaborative Leadership in Crisis

On May 10, 1996, 26 climbers from several expeditions reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain. At 29,028 feet, the peak …

The World Cafe: Living Knowledge Through Conversations That Matter

Consider all the learning that occurs as people move from place to place inside and outside an organization, carrying insights and ideas from one …

Collaborative Learning: Real-Time Practice for Knowledge Generation

It’s no surprise to most executives that we are in the early days of a major technological revolution that has had — or will …

Transformation of Ethos at the U.S. National Security Agency

In January 2000, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Lieutenant General Michael V. Hayden, engaged the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) to …

Stimulating “Leaderful” Change in a Senior Management Network

Chief administrators from enterprises within the educational sector are lamenting what has been called “the perfect economic storm,” caused by the unfortunate confluence of …

Southwest Airlines: Does the “Soft Stuff” Work with Tough Problems?

As we speak to people around the world about servant-leadership, a practical philosophy that encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of …

When Technology Alone Isn’t Enough: Rediscovering the Social Nature of Learning

Why can millions of people successfully operate a relatively complex piece of heavy equipment — an automobile — while few seem capable of getting …

Shared Governance in the City of Fayetteville

Until 1983, state legislation had prohibited the city of Fayette Ville, North Carolina, from annexing—that is, extending its municipal boundaries to encompass surrounding urban-like …