Topic: Fundamentals

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Hearts in the Stream: Learning to Learn from Nature

You are fly fishing, standing knee-deep in the Housotonic River, which tumbles down the western edge of Connecticut. As you cast for the fifth …

Peak Performance

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, wrote many years ago that we will see more change in the next 10 years than in the last …

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Should You Teach, Coach, or Mentor?

You need good people in your department to make your organization shine. Capable deputies allow you to stretch to new goals, and a thriving …

Introducing Systems Thinking into Your Organization

So you’ve read The Fifth Discipline, attended the Pegasus “Systems Thinking in Action” Conference, bought simulation software, and created your first computer models. You’re …

Empowering People to Learn with and from Each Other

When union steelworkers and management met at the Kansas City, Missouri, Armco plant to renew their labor contract, they found themselves negotiating more than …

System Dynamics on a Shoestring

Perhaps you’ve read about system dynamics but not been ready to invest in a commercial simulator to test your ideas. Perhaps you use a …

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, …

Modeling for What Purpose?

System dynamics does not impose models on people for the first time—models are already present in everything we do. One does not have a …

The Common Flaw of All Problem-Solving Models

We suspect that every reader of this newsletter has been steeped in articles and classes on a myriad of problem-solving techniques. We have all …