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Mastering Complexity
Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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Systems Theory: System Dynamics - YouTube

In this video we give an overview to the area of system dynamics, a branch of systems theory that tries to model and understand the dynamic behavior of compl...

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Daniel Goleman: Thinking And Feeling Go Hand In Hand In The Classroom - ValueWalk

Daniel Goleman: Thinking And Feeling Go Hand In Hand In The Classroom - ValueWalk | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman: Thinking and Feeling Go Hand in Hand in the Classroom by Daniel Goleman Cognitive empathy means understanding people’s perspective the world.
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Identifying and Acting on Early Warning Signs in Complex Projects

While some project managers may experience a "gut feeling" about impending problems during a complex project, most acknowledge that they're not very good at detecting or acting on these early warning signs.


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"Gut feelings" or Intuition: a valuable ressource under uncertainty

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I've learned that "gut feeling" is important but planning, executing and monitoring and controlling are most important. Good read.

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Peter Senge on Teaching Systems Thinking in Schools

In the new book The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education, Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a solid rationale for incorporating focu...
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Narratives of Causation, Structures of Reasoning - h+ Magazine

Narratives of Causation, Structures of Reasoning - h+ Magazine | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
We are often capable of constructing an explanation of a causal sequence after an unexpected event has happened.

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"I’m going try to understand the implications of the digital economy by exploring some of the seismic shifts in the ‘ground’ of our economy, which are also transforming our society."

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Agile Roots 2010 - Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization

By: Jason Dean Great software is only possible in a true Learning Organization. This talk gives a pragmatic exploration of the connections between Senge’s five disciplines for learning...
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7 reasons you shouldn't touch systems thinking

7 reasons you shouldn't touch systems thinking | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
This is an old post, but if you're going to read one of my posts read this one, especially if you're new to systems thinking and it sounds interesting .  It's not necessarily a warning, but it seem...

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Video (4'): How to improve decision making (Kahneman)

Video (4'): How to improve decision making (Kahneman) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Nobel economics Laureate Daniel Kahneman describes how using a two-step approach can help organizations reduce risk and improve decision making.

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Short explanation of Thinking fast and slow (Systems 1 and 2) by David Kahneman (Video 4').

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How do we deal with complexity?

How do we deal with complexity? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Is today any more volatile, uncertain, complex or ambiguous (VUCA) than previous ages? That's up for debate, but nobody denies that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are major chall...

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Systems thinking and practice

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What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach...

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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows)

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.


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Changing the World From Within: An Interview With Eckhart Tolle - Huffington Post

Changing the World From Within: An Interview With Eckhart Tolle - Huffington Post | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
In Changing the World From Within, Eckhart Tolle speaks to Suza about the violence in our world -- and how human beings can lose their sense of humanity and empathy, inflicting suffering on one another....
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The Complexity of Complexity

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It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.

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Redefining Sustainability - INSEAD Knowledge

Redefining Sustainability - INSEAD Knowledge | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Sustainability must be reframed as an opportunity if it is to take hold.
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Schools as systems -- Thinking systemically about education | Joseph Rayle | TEDxCortland

Joseph Rayle explains how the educational system should be thought of as a complex system. Joseph Rayle is a professor at SUNY Cortland. This talk was given ...
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Systems & Systems Engineering – Systems Thinking

A series of videos about systems and systems engineering—this one is about Systems Thinking, or thinking about the world around us, and its problems, in a jo...
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Rethinking leadership development for future success - Bangkok Post

Rethinking leadership development for future success - Bangkok Post | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
In last week’s article, “Time to demystify the leadership development challenges”, I clarified a few common misunderstandings about leaders and leadership, as well as training and developing.
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Managing with complexity: a pragmatic and ethical imperative

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By Professor Hamid Bouchikhi, ESSEC Business School A leader’s role is to make decisions, often in a hurry and on the basis of partial or more or less reliable information. Generally speaking, busi...


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Indeed, only few leaders are willing to understand and embrace complexity
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Apocalyptic Decision Making – Dealing with Uncertainty – Influencing and Problem Solving

Apocalyptic Decision Making – Dealing with Uncertainty – Influencing and Problem Solving | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
When confronted with uncertainty in decision making, we tend to focus more on what we know. Three things help us address it in decision making

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How do we deal with complexity?

How do we deal with complexity? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Is today any more volatile, uncertain, complex or ambiguous (VUCA) than previous ages? That's up for debate, but nobody denies that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are major chall...

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Systems thinking and practice

Systems thinking and practice | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach...

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Interesting course is attached

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Systems Thinking

“Systems Thinking is a proven approach for developing innovative solutions to messy situations that often seem like intractable dilemmas. Would you like to kn...”


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10 Useful Ideas on Systems Thinking - Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra

Recently while talking with Richard Wilkinson, one of our contributing writers, he mentioned his favorite contribution to Futurist.com. Richard asked us to re-post his favorite “10 Useful Ideas on Systems Thinking”, which he wrote for us in 2001.
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Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 26, 4:40 AM

Good paper, I recommand. Quote: "The Rosetta Stones presented above provide an overview and brief introduction to a number of overlapping and complementary models that can aid Agile practitioners in finding an effective model to help understand, discuss, and guide organizations that are embarking on the challenging journey of cultural evolution."