Topic: Personal Mastery

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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, …

Changing Our Organizations Through the Power of Story

Storytelling has been around since the dawn of civilization (in fact, as we’ll see, it may have been the first glimmer of light at …

The CEO’s Role in Organizational Transformation

Why are attempts to transform organizations usually painful and so often unsuccessful? Why is it that, even when leaders recognize the value of the …

Confessions of a Recovering Knower

Hi, my name is Brian and I am a recovering knower. But for the grace of God, and the disciplines of organizational learning, I …

The Managerial Moment of Truth

Truth is a tricky subject in any context. People rightly ask, what is the truth? How do we know? Are we really talking about …

Sustainability: The Inner and Outer Work

Over the years, many people devoted to sustainability have used the phrase “the triple bottom line” to articulate strategy. They don’t focus solely on …

Systems Thinking at BMW: Clearing Up Germany’s Traffic Jam

For most of us who own cars, the automobile is a powerful symbol of economic status, self-reliance, and individual freedom. A privately owned car …