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Embracing paradox is a powerful way to turn dysfunctional conflict into productive thinking, innovative solutions, and high performance. You can learn to not only value paradox but also cultivate it, and not only cultivate it but also make it work for you. ... read more »
When you are confronted by a long list of priorities, limited resources, and people defending their own work, consider sequencing vs. prioritizing to develop an effective strategy. ... read more »

Inspired by Lincoln

In today’s increasingly turbulent world characterized by seemingly intractable conflicts, it is helpful to learn what motivated Prsident Lincoln and how he helped the U.S. reconcile the deep divisions that erupted in the Civil War. His two primary strengths were maintaining inner stability in the midst of outer turbulence and working constructively with conflict.

 

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Viewing systems thinking as just a mental discipline misses the richness and breadth of the approach – which actually includes emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions as well. Integrating all of these dimensions increases your effectiveness in applying systems thinking to meet the complex challenges that organizations and other systems face. ... read more »
A global healthcare supplier is learning to increase the efficiency and throughput of its new product development process by rigorously balancing workload and capacity. By deliberately focusing its resources on fewer projects during any one period, the company has nearly doubled its project hit rates on milestones from 43% to over 80%. ... read more »
Policy makers who seek to protect society from people struggling with substance abuse often end up becoming addicts themselves. They become addicted, albeit unwittingly, to quick fix solutions which temporarily address social problems but undermine society's ability to implement more permanent and fundamental solutions. ... read more »

Systems thinking can be viewed as a spiritual practice which involves seeing  connections, making positive choices, and cultivating personal strengths. When approached from this perspective, the work of systems thinking is to enable people to uncover and make connections in service of the whole.

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Increase organization-wide productivity in sustainable ways by choosing a new way of working that emphasizes results and renewal over effort, and then using six strategies to energize this transition. ... read more »

Build the foundation for reducing overload in your organization and increasing people's ability to sustain their energy and focus on their top priorities. Here's how ... 

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A positive, action-oriented “can-do” culture should lead to unmitigated productivity. However, it does not. Trying to do too much leads many people to accomplish less.

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  1. I welcome Van Jone's book. Recently I read "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civi ... read more

    – Reuven on Saturday, December 16, 2017