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Systems Thinking and Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Throughout my 17 years as an executive in various hospitals and healthcare systems, systems thinking has become an increasingly important element in my work.

Building Trust and Cohesiveness in a Leadership Team

Over several years, I had developed a strong relationship with the leadership team of a $3 billion division of a Fortune 100 organization. A …

Turning Innovative Scenarios into Robust Strategies

There are many definitions of strategy. The one that means most to me is: A shared commitment to act toward a compelling goal. Why …

Opening Space for Virtual Global Collaboration

on Saturday, May 9, 2009, approximately 50 people from around the world logged into a Skype Chat for the opening session of a virtual …

Picture This: Using Learning Pictures to Create Shared Mindset

When interviewed recently about the making of the 1971 film “Duel,” Steven Spielberg spoke about the impossibly tight schedule that the studio had imposed …

System Dynamics on a Shoestring

Perhaps you’ve read about system dynamics but not been ready to invest in a commercial simulator to test your ideas. Perhaps you use a …

Six Steps to Thinking Systemically

Bijou Bottling Company is a fictitous beverage bottler with an all too real problem: chronic late shipments. Its customers—major chain retailers—are looking for orders …

Acting and Thinking Systemically

In the summer of 2006, a group of local foundations supported the leaders of Calhoun County Michigan (population 100,000), in developing a 10-year plan …

On Conversation and Collective Questioning: Theory and Practice of the World Café

Are you looking for new approaches to address questions that matter to your organization or group so that what emerges is likely to be …

A or B?

Sometimes, you simply have to choose. Do I send my child to this day care or that one? Do I buy this new car …