Tag Archives: system change

Systemic constraints, individual autonomy

I have spent the past few weeks reflecting on my life’s work – the highs and lows, the times when I have been most energized and engaged – toward identifying the purpose of my next life chapter.  What I am … Continue reading

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Blog re-boot

I started this blog at the beginning of this year, with the intention of creating a channel to share my thoughts about systems, learning, change and feedback loops.  I found it totally engaging and easy to write once a week.  … Continue reading

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Relationships as separate entities

I spent two days in a training on Organizational & Relationship Systems earlier this month, with CRR Global, an organization that offers a coaching and training curriculum with this perspective.  I signed up because I want to grow my skills … Continue reading

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Feedback loops at multiple levels create potential for a dynamic, adaptive educational system

I recently had a chance to learn more about an undertaking that is creating feedback loops at multiple levels, creating the potential for change in a system that is currently pretty stable but which many people think needs to change.  … Continue reading

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Stars don’t have privacy issues

And I am not talking about the stars in Hollywood… I was in a conversation with several colleagues the other day, discussing the barriers that get in the way of people sharing data with others. Everyone in the room held … Continue reading

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If being data-driven is so good, why is it so hard?

I have long believed that fact-based decision making is better, but ironically there has been little evidence supporting that belief. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted research on this very question in the fall of 2014, and concluded that “data-driven” … Continue reading

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Acceptance and change

It occurred to me recently that one reason we don’t learn from what we do is because of delays. A delay in the feedback loop between cause (action) and effect (result of action) makes it much more difficult to recognize … Continue reading

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Can we leverage fractals to create change?

I have been thinking a lot about fractals lately.   A fractal is a repeating pattern, in which replication is the same or similar at every level of scale, and is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Fractals are beautiful, perhaps because their … Continue reading

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