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Habits of Mind: Strategies for Disciplined Choice Making

B definition, a problem is any stimulus, question, task, phenomenon, or discrepancy for which we don’t immediately have an answer or solution. We are …

Confronting the Tension Between Learning and Performance

Few readers would disagree with the suggestion that those who develop and exercise a greater capacity to learn are likely to outperform those less …

Leading from the Future: A New Social Technology for Our Times

We live in a time of massive institutional failure, collectively creating results that nobody wants. Climate change. AIDS. Hunger. Poverty. Violence. Terrorism. Destruction of …

The Learning Construction Site: Unlearning and Rebuilding New Knowledge

I grew up and was educated in Rome, Italy. The European didactic style tends to be more theoretical and less interactive than that of …

Executive Empathy: Lincoln’s Antidote to Escalation

As we approach not only the November elections but also Lincoln’s 200th birthday, it seems appropriate to reflect on his legacy. Why do so …

Putting the “Relational” Back in Human Relationships

No systems thinker worthy of the name would argue that a single cause, close in time and space, produces a single result in any …

The World Café Goes Local: A Town Plans for the Future

On the evening of February 27, 2008, the town of Reading, Massachusetts (population 23,708) held its first World Café conversation. The event, open to …

Systems Thinking as a Team-Building Approach

The chief information officer (CIO) of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, a research hospital with a large outpatient facility, faced a formidable …

Continuous Partial Attention and the Demise of Discretionary Time

Leaving work at the end of the day, I turn the corner to the long front hallway of my office building. Ahead of me, …

Leading the Shift from a Dominator to a Partnership Culture

A growing awareness that humankind is facing unprecedented challenges is making many of us uneasy. Our dis-ease stems from an increasing sense that humanity’s …