Topic: Organizational Learning

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Overcoming the Seven Sustainability Blunders

In response to growing environmental and social equity problems, hundreds of private and public “sustainable development” initiatives have blossomed across the globe since the …

From Chaos to Coherence: The Emergence of Inspired Organizations and Enlightened Communities

The processes in this book bring out the best in people as they improve their workplaces and communities. The chapters are filled with examples …

Accountability Leadership

What comes to mind when you hear the word “accountability”? If it is something along the lines of “who gets the blame,” “being called …

Minding the Gap: Social Learning for Turning Ideals into Actions

Humans have been both fascinated and tortured by questions regarding our fate and future for at least as long as we have possessed the …

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 …

Leveraging Organizational Readiness for Change

Leaders like to think that good planning and solid management are the keys to successful change. Yet too often their best efforts, combining their …

Toyota’s Current Crisis: The Price of Focusing on Growth Not Quality

For the past 15 years or so, I have told audiences a story about how my perception of what determines good business performance has …

Seeing Your Company as a System

Bank failures, health insurance rate hikes, and the troubles of auto manufacturers provide recent examples of the vulnerability of big, fast-changing systems and the …

People in Context, Part II

The first part of this article, which appeared in the previous issue of The Systems Thinker (May 2010, Vol. 21 N. 4), introduced the “people-in-context” …

Changing Our Systems by Changing Our Brains: The Leverage in Mindfulness

According to recent findings in neuroscience, not only do sensory experiences and actions change the brain’s physical structure, but so does thinking. Concentrating on …