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Leadership and management lessons for small business leaders, and leaders and teams of nonprofit organizations. Our lessons include: leading teams, strategy, organizational culture and change, staff productivity and wellness, finance and fundraising, marketing and communication, and more!
Strategy in Complexity: Intro to Systems Thinking
This program introduces "Systems Thinking", a powerful discipline for leaders of organizations and teams as they develop and implement strategies. What is systems thinking? It's the deliberate practice of: 1) understanding the structures and behaviors that form causal relationships in complex adaptive systems, and 2) using that understanding to leverage the system's behaviors to achieve your strategic goals. In 1977, the World Health Organization succeeded in eradicating smallpox from the human population. This ten-year program was one of the great achievements of the 20th century--it conquered a virus that had killed over 500 million people in the previous hundred years in human circulation, more than all the wars of that period. The eradication program was a great example of systems thinking.