2020

As much as I want to write a deeply thoughtful and insightful post on the death of George Floyd, I find I can not. I find my entire attention is drawn to the pain and suffering of my black and brown neighbors and friends. Systems thinking is meant to help clarify the underlying structures of…

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Systems mapping is one of the tools I like to use with groups grappling with complexity. They can help clarify the situation and where to best make changes. But they can also be fearsomely complex and hard to read. Here is a two-part blog post from one of the founders of Kumu, an online platform…

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10 Circles as name for this site and my ongoing work came to me intuitively as way describe what I experienced high-functioning groups do at their peak—cross multiple frames of reference (circles) to see and act from the whole. Each of approaches a situation, idea, or challenge from our own frame of reference. In fact…

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Welcome friends to this emerging resource garden for systems leadership. I found my previous site, which focused on the services I offered, no longer fit either what I was interested in or what the world needs in the COVID era. So I am starting with a clean slate and a new purpose for 10 Circles:…

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