Tag: inquiry

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Dialogue: The Power of Collective Thinking

The way people talk together in organizations is rapidly becoming acknowledged as central to the creation and management of knowledge. According to Alan Webber, …

Dialogic Leadership

When Monsanto and American Home Products dissolved their intended merger last year, it was not due to a lack of strategic or market synergy, …

Creating a Comprehensive System of Inquiry

Acentral tenant of system dynamics is the need to model the problem and not the system. As John Sterman points out in his book …

We Have to Talk: A Checklist for Difficult Conversations

Think of a conversation you’ve been putting off. Got it? Great. Then let’s go. There are dozens of books on the topic of difficult, …

The Path of Creative Disruption: A Foundation for Sustainable Change

Sustainable change happens when people begin to see the world differently. It takes only a momentary abandonment of longstanding beliefs and assumptions for this …

Productive Conversations: Using Advocacy and Inquiry Effectively

We can gain leverage for improving conversations by paying attention to advocacy and inquiry. Advocacy is stating one’s views. Describing what I think, disclosing …

Using Systems Archetypes as Different “Lenses”

So, you’ve chosen a problem you want to study using systems thinking tools. You gather together some co-workers, round up some flipchart paper and …