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Stretching and Folding

This is the time of year when leadership teams come together to prepare for the future. Recently, I supported two different groups—one from government …

Leading and Learning from the Future

In Theory U: Leading from the Future As It Emerges (SoL, 2007), C. Otto Scharmer, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, takes …

Practical Visionaries

This year, my nine-year-old daughter has been studying inventions and inventors, and I’ve been learning about them through her. She particularly likes the stories …

Overcoming Escalation with Big, Generous Actions

Of all the system structures that affect our lives and world, escalation takes the prize for its negative impact. In situations such as price …

Raising Awarenenss of How Social Structure Influences Performance

In my recent feature article, “Extending Systems Thinking to Social Systems” (Volume 18 Number 5), I presented the systemic law known as “structural determinism,” …

Multiple Truths: Dialogue for Aligning Vision at Hindustan Petroleum

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is the second-largest marketing and oil refining company in India, with more than 11,000 employees, an annual turnover of more …

Healing Troubled Institutions Through Systems Thinking

Acompanion to the PBS documentary, “Good News . . . How Hospitals Heal Themselves,” The Nun and the Bureaucrat: How They Found an …

Business Success by Mimicking Living Systems

How do you measure the value of servant leadership in business? How can we know it works? These have been two of the most …

Why Few Organizations Adopt Systems Thinking

I frequently talk to groups of managers on the nature of systems thinking and its radical implications to management. In doing so, I use …

Presence of Mind: “Not Knowing” May Lead to New Answers

When was the last time you were in a meeting and someone said, “Stop thinking so much!” or “I don’t want you to come …