Topic: Personal Mastery

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Embodying Change: A Whole Systems Approach

When the ancient Greeks explored what constituted the ideal citizen, they identified four qualities: physically fit and strong, emotionally balanced and mature, mentally agile …

Becoming Unstuck: Leadership Lessons from Hindu Philosophy

The management of knowledge is increasingly understood as perhaps the most important aspect of a leader’s work. Observing, eliciting, listening, understanding, analyzing, interpreting, and …

”Leaning” into Organizational Learning

As a senior management team, we have always worked hard to create a true learning organization in our firm, Danfoss Socla, a specialized valve …

Learning Through Differences: Dilemma Theory in Action

Karen was often irritated by Jenny when they worked together. It seemed to Karen that, whenever tensions rose between the two of them, she …

Consultants as Problem Solvers or Capacity Builders?

As we seek ways to cope with the increasing rate and complexity of change affecting our businesses, many of us have begun to recognize …

How Learning Works

Recently, I had a long conversation with my fifteen-year-old daughter, Elise, about why she had to learn algebra. I had helped her with a …

Partnership Coaching

Iwant you to create the new print ad campaign. Here’s a copy of what we’ve done in the past and a summary of my …

The Learner’s Path

In my previous article, Confessions of a Recovering Knower(The Systems Thinker Vol. 16, No. 7), I described my journey from being a knower to …

Changing Behavior in Organizations: The Practice of Empowerment

Empowerment is the process of enabling individuals to adopt new behaviors that further their individual aspirations and those of their organizations. This article presents …

Until the Vulcan Mind Meld… Building Shared Mental Models

In the popular science fiction TV series Star Trek, the Vulcans, an extraterrestrial species, possess a unique characteristic: They can wordlessly share thoughts, experiences, …