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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | Business change |
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

Via Jürgen Kanz, Philippe Vallat
David Hain's insight:

The organisation you are trying to change always reflects and affects the system in which it sits. Think whole ecosystem!

Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 2014 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 2014 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 2014 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.
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Understanding human dynamics - status and prestige hierarchies.

Understanding human dynamics - status and prestige hierarchies. | Business change |

As a facilitator, people often comment on “safety” in group settings. Most group work I have done in my career has been safe, relatively speaking. There may have been the possibility of retaliatory actions for speaking up, workplace bullying or general boorish behaviour, but I have hardly ever (!) worked in spaces where real physical safety was an issue.

Still, the issue of safety and fear comes up surprisingly often, and this article at the gave me a few insights about this problem.

This article looks to ancient human history to understand some of these dynamics and it begins by looking at two kinds of status in humans: dominance and prestige. In dominance hierarchies we are afraid of the higher status person and there is deference and backing away. In prestige hierarchies we are drawn to the higher status person because they have information that can help us survive.

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