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A Practice Theory for Organizational Learning

Acarpenter once came to work on my house carrying four heavy boxes of tool. I was taken by one elegant hand saw. “Japanese,” he …

Rebuilding Trust Within Organizations

Edith was conducting an outplacement seminar designed to offer support to people who had just lost their jobs. Shortly before the session was to …

Behavior Over Time Diagrams: Seeing Dynamic Interrelationships

An old Winnie the Pooh cartoon sketch shows Christopher Robin dragging Edward the Bear down a set of stairs by one arm, while the …

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, …

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 …

Palette of Systems Thinking Tools

There is a full array of systems thinking tools that you can think of in the same way as a painter views colors many …

Taking a Systems View: A Reflection

Over many years of working with systems thinking as a student, manager, and consultant, I have developed an increasing respect for and fascination with …