Topic: Organizational Learning

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Finding the Right Leverage Point

You have had some success with visionary planning and now you intend to begin using “systems thinking” to help achieve your vision. In fact you …

Drifting Goals: The “Boiled Frog” Syndrome

It’s becoming an old story in the systems thinking field: If you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will immediately hop …

Productivity Press: Integrating System Dynamics and Japanese Management

In recent years, Japanese management practices have been applied to U.S. companies with varying degrees of success. Although in principle such practices should work, the …

Adjusting to the Collapse of a Bank

About half the people I met in Oklahoma had personally experienced a bank failure over the past year or so. On Thursday, January 8 of …

Learning Organizations: From Invention to Innovation

“Forget your old, tired ideas about leadership. The most successful corporation of the 1990s will be something called a learning organization,” intoned a recent Fortune …

The Case for Systemwide Learning

In his book Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski describes two scenarios developed by Shell in the early 1990s. “New Frontiers” depicts a world where “rich and …

Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change

AUTHORS’ NOTE: We’d like to thank and honor Carolyn Baldwin, a pioneering educator and World Café host, for coining the phrase “conversational leadership”; strategic illustrator …

Learning and Leading Through the Badlands

We hear a lot about complexity in the business world today — specifically, that increasing complexity is making it tougher than ever for companies …

Overcoming Defensive Routines in the Workplace

Any time you hear the phrase, “Here we go again” in response to a problem, it is a clue that a pattern is in …

Appreciative Inquiry: Igniting Transformative Action

In the streets of Seattle, Washington, last year, the world witnessed a striking expression of social concern. An array of highly disparate groups — …