Topic: Public Policy

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Value Creation and Business Success

The most successful organizations understand that the purpose of any business is to create value for customers, employees, and investors, and that the interests …

Are Your Decisions Today Creating Your Future Competitors? Avoiding the Outsourcing Trap

Since the mid-1990s, a tidal wave of firms have begun outsourcing all or part of their products and services. The two remaining U. S.

Executive Empathy: Lincoln’s Antidote to Escalation

As we approach not only the November elections but also Lincoln’s 200th birthday, it seems appropriate to reflect on his legacy. Why do so …

From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

Economic breakdown, rising unemployment, and escalating political hostility, coming at a time of intensifying climate upheaval – storms, floods, heat waves, and droughts – …

The Art of Foresight: Preparing for a Changing World

Foresight is the secret ingredient of success, because without foresight we cannot prepare for the future. Effective foresight has always been important in human …

Buy-In: A Radical Appproach to Change Management

How do we manage change in our organizations? Not very well, apparently. According to statistics, the success rate for many planned change implementations is …

The End of Economic Expansion Requires Compression Thinking

The term “Compression” refers to the end of economic expansion as we currently know it, that is, ongoing growth enabled by the practices of …

Both the Parts and Whole: Leadership and Systems Thinking

Leaders operate in the realm of bewildering uncertainty and staggering complexity. Today’s problems are rarely simple and clear-cut. If they were, they would likely …

Step-By-Step Stocks and Flows: Converting From Causal Loop Diagrams

Once you have a basic knowledge of stocks and flows, you can begin converting CLDs to stock and flow diagrams. The steps we describe …

Pea Beans in Ethiopia: Challenges of Creating New Business Models for Sustainable Livelihoods

Ethiopia is a wonderfully unusual place in Africa. It has never been colonized, only occupied by the Italians during World War II for about …