Category Archives: Systems Thinking
The following is in response to an on-line discussion between several colleagues which started with a post about the possible decline of democracy in the US, and went on to ponder whether that was caused by capitalism: I do think … Continue reading
Gilmore Crosby on Lewin’s Situational Model of Leadership published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!
We’re pleased to announce yet another cutting edge publication, this in the prestigious JABS! Gilmore Crosby has translated Lewin’s writings into a visual model and into a new understanding important and applicable to any leader. Here is the visual: Read … Continue reading
The tools exist to greatly decrease racism in the United States. The time has come to use them. Social Scientist Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) demonstrated that “incorrect stereotypes” (prejudices) are functionally equivalent to wrong concepts (theories),” and could be changed through … Continue reading
An OD student recently asked about favorite OD models on a social media site. Here, with a pinch of pepper, is my reply: I appreciate Edwin Friedman for putting leadership into a systems perspective. It’s not a visual model. It’s … Continue reading
I was recently queried about how to address poor performance by a front line supervisor. Here is my response: Agreed, the issue may lie with the supervisor. In my experience, however, many leap to that, because they don’t know where … Continue reading