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Working with wicked problems: Philippe Vandenbroeck at TEDxUHowest

Who is Philippe Vandenbroeck? Philippe Vandenbroeck (°1965, Leuven) is Partner at shiftN, a network of professionals that helps leading organizations to come...
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Professor Keith Grint - Wicked Problems and Leadership Solutions

Keith Grint is Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University. Speaking at the 2013 Management and Leadership Conference in Titanic Belfast, Keith deli...
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Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy

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By Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Term Chair Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity.

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Dave Guerra (Author)'s curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:51 PM

Emergence and Entropy are Two Ends of One Vortex #TwoSides2Super #Reflexicution #Superperformance

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So....just sayin'.... you mean capitalistic large companies are turning like... sovietic bureaucracy ? I mean whatever the way the author analyze  the level ok complexity through processes....

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complexity = risk

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Leadership for Emergence: Exploring Organisations through a Living System Lens

Quote from the article: "the participants in the NGO Leadership Project became increasingly aware of the similarities between their organisational context and leadership processes, and what they were reading with respect to complexity thinking, complex adaptive systems, and adaptive leadership"


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(Scooping a PDF that is available online is tricky, but here goes.) The full-text article is available here: http://goo.gl/Noxdu7
Many of my clients are not-for-profit organisations (aka 'for purpose'), and their operating circumstances are complex and sometimes mystifying. If you are leading in an organisation like this, and you are sick of 'quick fix' solutions to managing change, you might be interested in this article. It is about the work of the Christchurch NGO Leadership Project - an example of action learning using 'complexity thinking' to address 'emergence'.
It is heavy reading at times, but very rewarding.
...Geoff

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Climate Change and Wicked Problems

What are "wicked problems"? And why climate change *isn't* a wicked problem. Hat-tip to Chris Isaak for an amazing song and video, from which I've taken a co...
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Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem - Huffington Post (blog)

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Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem Huffington Post (blog) The world's oceans cover 70 percent of our planet and provide countless benefits to people and societies -- food, jobs, recreation, shipping, tourism, natural resources, and climate regulation...
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Emergence: Where Science Meets Philosophy

http://chicagohumanities.org - See more Chicago Humanities Festival events. Scholars consider the meanings and applications of "emergence," the ways that a m...
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What is emergence?

Robert McKay, Mathematics Institute and Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick.
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'Wicked problems': how science, policy and politics can work together - SBS

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SBS'Wicked problems': how science, policy and politics can work togetherSBS+ Comment. 0. The Conversation. (AAP).

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Lessons Learned -- Why the Failure of Systems Thinking Should Inform the Future of Design Thinking

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quotYou never learn by doing something right cause you already know how to do it. You only learn from making mistakes and correcting them.quotRussell... (Aprender com os erros é bom d+...
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Systems Thinking in Practice - YouTube

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Systems thinking and practice have been taught at The Open University (UK) for over 40 years. Th... (My colleague wants his youtube videos to go viral.
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Solving Wicked Problems: Using Systems Thinking in Design

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Solving Wicked Problems: Using Systems Thinking in Design

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Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving - Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

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Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving. By Jon Kolko; published by Austin Center for Design.

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wicked problems, innovatin, social entrepreneurship

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22. Easy to understand lecture on Emergence and Complexity Lecture

(May 21, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives a lecture on emergence and complexity. He details how a small difference at one place in nature can have a huge effect on a system as time goes on. He calls this idea fractal magnification and applies it to many different systems that exist throughout nature.


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Buckminster Fuller: Emergence by emergency the best way to make positive change

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My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.” Buckminster Fuller

Even today, the major

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Anne Caspari's curator insight, February 27, 2013 4:06 AM

...seems easy: "So, if you’re seeking to be a Trimtab and make the most difference that you can with the least amount of effort, consider using “emergence by emergency” to further your efforts. All you need to do is find a solution to a problem you know will arise and wait until people come to you. You do, however, need to make your solution visible, as hiding in a cave with it will probably not result in success."

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Thanks for scooping it first, Anna Caspari!

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"All you need to do is find a solution to a problem you know will arise and wait until people come to you. You do, however, need to make your solution visible, as hiding in a cave will probably not result in success." OK. so. I have been in a cave for awhile, here in the vortex of the midwest.... and it seems that I need support in igniting that vision into action. I want to be a part of a team.
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Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity (SSIR)

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When the Process Becomes the Solution

We have found in both our research and consulting that those who hope to launch collective impact efforts often expect that the process begins by finding solutions that a collective set of actors can agree upon. In fact, developing a common agenda is not about creating solutions at all, but about achieving a common understanding of the problem, agreeing to joint goals to address the problem, and arriving at common indicators to which the collective set of involved actors will hold themselves accountable in making progress. It is the process that comes after the development of the common agenda in which solutions and resources are uncovered, agreed upon, and collectively taken up. Those solutions and resources are quite often not known in advance. They are typically emergent, arising over time through collective vigilance, learning, and action that result from careful structuring of the effort. If the structure-specific steps we have discussed here are thoughtfully implemented, we believe that there is a high likelihood that effective solutions will emerge, though the exact timing and nature cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty. This, of course, is a very uncomfortable state of being for many stakeholders.

And yet staying with this discomfort brings many rewards. 

A previously unnoticed evidence-based practice, movement, or resource from outside the community is identified and applied locally.Local individuals or organizations begin to work together differently than before and therefore find and adopt new solutions.A successful strategy that is already working locally, but is not systematically or broadly practiced, is identified and spread more widely.


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Anne Caspari's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:21 AM

“When you are moving towards an objective, it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to get there, and the road enriches us as we walk its length.”

 

Finally an article on CAS that focuses on the right Process Design features. Good.   

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Agility, Collaboration, Innovation: Foundations for Attacking Wicked Problems

Teaser Video for my keynote at ISSEC 2012 (Melbourne, AUS) in August 2012.
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Wicked problems require novel solutions -- Challenges for evidence-based decision-making

Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Prime Minister's Office @ FIOH Research Day 2013.
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NOVA scienceNOW : 34 - Emergence

The seemingly coordinated movement of a school of fish or a flock of birds is not controlled by any leader. Instead, it emerges naturally as each individual ...
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What is a wicked problem?

This video shows the basic shape of a wicked problem. It's an interview for the 7106IBA course on Managerial Problem Solving.
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Characteristics of a Wicked Problem

This video is accessible through the eBook: Business Transformation as an Enterprise Capability available at http://ebook.qrs3e.com. Speaker notes are as fol...
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Topic 10 - Complexity, Part 1: Wicked Problems

Topic 10 - Complexity, Part 1: Wicked Problems.
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Interdependencies and Interrelationships: the Role of Systems ...

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Interdependencies and Interrelationships: the Role of Systems Thinking Geoffrey Habron, Ph.D Dr. Habron received his MS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Mississippi State University, and his Ph.D. in Fisheries at Oregon ...
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