How to Become a Systems Thinker?

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Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom

How to Become a Systems Thinker?

How does one become a systems thinker? After reading The Fifth Discipline and getting interested in the subject I have read a number of books; some of which are mind blowingly complex! How have other people become systems thinkers? Reading? Courses?
What are your tips on becoming a systems thinker... Thanks.


Mia grijp
CEO, Belgium

How Does One Become a Systems Thinker

Dear Gerhard, that everything is connected is something we forgot on our way to explore the world, but the knowledge is still in us. I can use this worldview in my theater work, because, without connection with everything around me, the plays would be very boring for actors and spectators. In fruitful team activities and creative processes we are all (organically) focused on system thinking I guess. (but system 'thinking' is, for me, a bit misleading, our heads are only a small part of us no?)The hidden connection from Fritjorf Capra can be helpful, and Kosmos, from Ervin Lazlo & Jude Currivan. And of course the 'ancient' knowledge of the tribal communities.
I hope I'm understandable enough, English is not my mother tongue. Have I nice weekend, Mia.

Brian Keedwell, Sweden

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Jaime Fernandez V.
Professor, Chile

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Paul von Zeuner
Consultant, South Africa

Learning Systems Thinking

At the risk of over simplifying something that is not easy try what Peter Senge suggests. I have use... Sign up

Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom

Systemic Value Model

Hi Jaime - I would be intetered to take a look at your work, maybe you can e-mail it to me?... Sign up

Jaime Fernandez V.
Professor, Chile

Systemic Thinking

My pleasure Gerard. YouŽll have to give me a few days to translate an extract of the relevant conten... Sign up

Michael Ameye
Coach, Belgium

How to Reclaim our Capacity as System Thinkers

Dear Gerard - We are system thinkers by nature. Our cognition is only a systemic grid, we think only... Sign up

Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States

Maybe Think 'What If'

That is a great question, and can really be as complex, or at times simple, depending on what proble... Sign up

Jeff Wilkinson
Director, United States

Tools to Become a Systems Thinker

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