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Operational Strategy Mapping: Learning and Executing at The Boeing Company

Although we usually refer to ourselves as “human beings,” the truth is, if we closely analyzed our behavior, we’d likely describe ourselves as “human …

Meetings That Matter: Conversational Leadership in Today’s Schools

If the element in greatest evidence in a school system is “young people,” and the second most prevalent feature is “desks,” surely a close …

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 …

Being Heard: Strategies for Getting Your Point Across

We all want to be heard. It’s gratifying, empowering, and makes us feel valued. And in a difference of opinion, we want our side …

What I Learned About Teaching Systems Thinking from Al Gore

Let’s say you wanted to communicate the complexity of a system on the scale of the Earth to an audience with an 8th-grade education, …

Introducing Systems Thinking into Your Organization

So you’ve read The Fifth Discipline, attended the Pegasus “Systems Thinking in Action” Conference, bought simulation software, and created your first computer models. You’re …

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, …

Creating a Conflict-Management Plan

No one likes conflict in the workplace; most of us will go out of our way to avoid it. But here’s the paradox: Conflict …

Facilitating Constructive Meetings

Have you ever dared to count the amount of time you spend in meetings every month? Staff meetings, supervision, board meetings, work groups, strategic …

Introducing Systems Thinking to Businesses the “Soft” Way

As with any innovative methodology, introducing systems thinking to business leaders without turning them off is a key challenge. Overcoming this challenge requires presenting …