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A Curriculum for Transformational Learning

We all know from personal experience that acknowledging the need to do something differently doesn’t mean that we actually change how we act (just …

The Unintended Consequences of “Having an Impact”

Chances are, if you have begun reading this article, you care sincerely about making a difference in the world through the work you do …

Managing with Accumulators and Flows

A common principle of systems thinking is that “there is no away.” Every material thing we make and use must come from somewhere and …

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 …

Systems Thinking as a Language

Language has a subtle, yet powerful effect on the way we view the world. English, like most other Western languages, is linear—its basic sentence …