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September 1, 2022 Power of privilege shows up when people have the position, resources, and respect to take action for their own benefit. Power of possibility shows up when people use their stories, relationships, and personal identities to influence systems for themselves and others. Royce Holladay talks in this LVW about what might happen if we began to see and respond to such patterns with empathy and awareness. Learn about the Generative Engagement model and use it to take informed action to navigate differences that separate us today.
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The HSD Vision is an aspirational description of future patterns where people use HSD to see, understand, and influence the world around them. Royce Holladay, HSD Institute Director of Services, explains who the “we” refers to in the vision statement. She describes how it takes each of us to set conditions for this pattern’s ultimate manifestation in reality. 
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Adaptive Capacity is the critical attribute for individuals, teams, organizations, and communities as they deal with the uncertainty and emergence of complex systems. Thriving in those systems requires that you to see the world in ways that help you build resilience and fitness. The human systems dynamics vision is that people everywhere thrive because they build Adaptive Capacity. See how you, too, can build Adaptive Capacity in yourself, your family, your community, and your organization.
August 4, 2022 In HSD, our first Simple Rule is to “Stand in Inquiry.” It is first on the list for a good reason. In today’s emergent and unpredictable world, there are not many answers we can count on. Yesterday’s answers don’t fit today’s questions, and tomorrow’s answers have not emerged yet. The best we can do is find questions in the moment to open the world, access the resources we need, and look toward a productive future. The HSD community shares a practice that helps us avoid getting stuck in obsolete answers and moves us always toward the next revealing question. In this LVW, Glenda Eoyang talks with us about what it means to “Stand in inquiry.” Learn to find questions to confront the challenges you face when answers of the past are not good enough for your future.
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Sim Phei Sunn (known to us as PS) is an HSD Associate, a member of the HSD Institute Board of Directors, an extreme athlete who has completed the Seven Summits and competes often in ultra-distance running. As an experienced officer in the Singapore government, she was recently asked to share her insights from mountain climbing and endurance running that have helped her keep going at work. She has graciously allowed us to re-print her post for our newsletter. Note, please, that while this is written for up-and-coming members of her organization, the principles she shares can be powerful for others, regardless of their place in life.
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In turbulent times, many variables influence the dynamics of human systems. Today, in Ukraine, we are seeing complex dynamics play out in real time. Our guest blogger this week, HSD Associate Bohdan Yarema, reflects on how global dynamics influence patterns today and tomorrow in his homeland.
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“How do I help other people use the tools and perspectives of human systems dynamics (HSD) if they’ve never heard of it, or if they do not know much about Pattern Logic or complex change?“
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