Topic: Personal Mastery

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Spiritual Intelligence: A New Paradigm for Collaborative Action

What makes a great collaboration? One view is that a collaboration is only as great as the individuals who collaborate within it. Another is …

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 …

A New Path to Understanding Systems Thinking

Many readers will recognize this scenario: A group in your department is planning a highly complex project, but the conversations you’re hearing about it …

The New Facts of Life: Connecting the Dots on Food, Health, and the Environment

A discussion of the interrelations between food, health, and the environment is extremely topical today. Rising food prices together with the price of oil …

The World Café Goes Local: A Town Plans for the Future

On the evening of February 27, 2008, the town of Reading, Massachusetts (population 23,708) held its first World Café conversation. The event, open to …

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 …

Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization

It is the bottom of the ninth. The game clock ticks to zero. The goalie has a weak knee; the star forward has five …

Confluence of Process and Technology Brings Two Companies Closer Together

This is the tale of a powerful, synergistic confluence of process and technology at a three-day strategic conversation last December that moved two large …

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 …