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From Event Thinking to Systems Thinking

Your division has been plagued by late launches in its last five new products, and now management has charged you with “getting to the …

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 …

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 …

Can Everybody Win an Argument?

Recently, I was coaching a CEO who was lamenting the amount of time she was spending “selling” major decisions to her executive team and …

The Power of Asking “Why?”

A boss sits down to have a meeting with his employees. They’ve fallen short of a goal, and so the boss asks: “What happened? …

Discover Your Strengths

Most of us have a poor sense of our talents and strengths. Throughout our education and careers, there is a lot of attention paid …

Learning About Connection Circles

The topics elementary- and middle-school students today study are complex and often difficult to understand. Seldom is an issue as simple as it appears …

Identifying and Breaking Vicious Cycles

Perhaps the most prevalent and accessible form of systems thinking for people new to the concept is the vicious cycle. Examples: TEAM TIP …

A Framework for Achieving Clarity for You and Your Organization

I am going to take things you already know and show you how to put that knowledge to work in your organization. One of …

Systems Archetypes as Dynamic Theories

Most people are familiar with the Sufi tale of the four blind men, each of whom is attempting (unsuccessfully) to describe what an elephant …