Systems & Complexity

  • Jun282015
    Article

    Women and Leadership

    Do Men and Women See Leadership Differently? Generalization is risky. But we humans cannot resist searching for patterns. And...

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  • May182015
    Does focus mean you miss the donkey
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    Is focus a good thing?

    Is focus always a good thing?  Middle managers focus on success in their slices of the organization chart.  Researchers...

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  • Apr212015
    Article

    Diversity

    When I hear the word “diversity” in organizations, it is usually about gender, ethnicity and disability.  Are there enough...

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  • Apr132015
    Article

    Many Reasons for Writing

    From a Tweet to a the Writing of this Post What prompted me to write this post?  I had...

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  • Sep052013
    Antique tractors exemplify era where we saw how things worked.
    Article

    Beware the Black Box

    Have you ever observed people watching old, working machinery at a fall fair or antique museum?  It doesn’t seem to matter...

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  • Aug272013
    Successful Knowledge Leadership: ARK report
    Article

    Successful Knowledge Leadership

    Should leadership for pro football, preschool, and open source software development look the same?  Of course not.  And leadership...

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  • Jun112012
    Article

    June 14 twitter Un-chat: Facilitating Scheduled Online Activities

    On June 14, we will have the 4th BC Campus-hosted Online Community Enthusiasts’ Gathering. This is primarily a f2f...

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  • Jun022012
    Article

    Epistemological Integrity

    Yes, it is a weighty title, but I have searched for a term for years, and this is the...

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  • May122012
    Article

    Resisting pressure to fragment

    Are you a systems thinker? Do you regularly encounter pressure to fragment? Do you get questions like “But what...

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  • Apr152012
    Article

    What do you watch for?

    In organizations, we strive for specificity and certainty. Set a goal, carve into objectives, document metrics, and watch for...

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