Tag: Volume 22

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It’s Impossible Not to Make Connections

The human brain cannot deliberately concentrate on two separate objects or ideas, no matter how dissimilar, no matter how remote, without eventually forming a…

Selecting Variable Names for Causal Loop Diagrams

When first beginning to draw a causal loop diagram, don’t spend a lot of time up front trying to select the “perfect” variable name.

New Insights on the Path of Least Resistance

If you read the original The Path of Least Resistance for Managers since it was first published in 1999, then you will recall the…

Engaging the Whole Person in Conversation

I’ve been facilitating group experiences for almost 25 years. One of the first things I learned was the importance of creating a sense of…

Persisting When the Going Gets Tough

The highly regarded writer, speaker, and educator Margaret Wheatley has produced a practical, insightful, and inspirational book for each of us: Perseverance (Berrett-Koehler, 2010).

Not a Parlor Trick: A “Preactive” Approach to Problem Solving

I read a lot of leadership books, and you sometimes have to wade through a lot of mediocre ones to get to a jewel.

On Becoming a Beyonder!

One day, your grandchildren may ask, “Who were the great leaders when you were young?” Although history will probably confirm the names you mention,…

Guidelines for Drawing Causal Loop Diagrams

The old adage “if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail” can also apply to language.

The Systems Orientation: From Curiosity to Courage

Systems thinking is different from most other problem-solving tools because it takes into account the fact that we are a part of the system…

Using Causal Loop Diagrams to Make Mental Models Explicit

Making mental models explicit can enhance both individual and organizational learning by making individual learning more accessible and therefore more easily transferable to the…