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March 7, 2019 You need new beliefs and expectations to thrive—even to survive—in today’s complex world. When you step beyond what “used to work,” you find breakthrough ways to solve the new problems you face. When you embrace a new perspective, you step into a new paradigm. HSD gives simple, step-by-step guides for living into a new, complex, future-oriented paradigm. As new paradigms emerge, they help us to understand old challenges in different ways. We find new approaches and solutions to the challenges that seemed intractable in the old paradigm. Standing in the new paradigm, many of the old beliefs and expectations no longer hold, and new perspectives emerge. We see this phenomenon in the 21 st century as human systems are forced to remain productive in a world of complex patterns of interaction, decision making, and change. In this Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang outlines a bold new paradigm to help you thrive in the reality of your emerging future.
Build Adaptive Capacity
Learning a new language often involves as much forgetting or letting go as it does memorizing new words and creating new patterns of speech. On a recent trip to Mexico, I had a chance to renew my Spanish language studies. As I did, I noticed how my mid-life brain struggled to remember and retrieve unfamiliar words, and the surprising things it would do to meet the new demands. As a practitioner of human systems dynamics, I pondered what this experience could teach me about the role of difference in pattern formation. This blog explores some of my reflection.
Build Adaptive Capacity
We swim in a sea of noise. Images, words, sounds, and stories bombard us. Marketing tries to seduce us on city busses, bill boards, and buildings. News jumps from the black and white local newspapers. The 24-hour, almost unlimited, channels bring us news, shopping, stories, sports, and everything in between. Music, news, and talk radio keep us company wherever we go.
Build Adaptive Capacity
Human systems dynamics (HSD) prepares you to thrive in an uncertain future. When you see, understand, and influence complex, wicked issues, nothing is intractable. Join us for a new opportunity we will offer, starting soon and extending through the spring/summer of 2019. Are you interested in becoming a certified HSD Professional, but you cannot commit to the face-to-face portion of the program? If so, we invite you to join us in an all-virtual Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) Professional Certification program.
February 7, 2019 Today, all over the world, you see rising patterns of partisanship and nationalism. Even if they don’t affect you today, these trends may transform your future. HSD helps you see and respond to patterns of politics in novel and useful ways. Our models and methods generate patterns of engagement and abundance to help you connect and thrive in spite of forces that seek to divide and conquer. Historically, humans have experienced periods when authoritarian power was on the rise, marginalizing or even eliminating opposing or dissident voices. One way these leaders influenced others was to create a sense of tension. Autocrats use stories and innuendo to make their followers believe there are “others” plotting to take away their assets, their power, or their privilege. These leaders build walls—literally and figuratively—that divide, so they can conquer. They use propaganda to spread a narrative of impending doom and fear. In this Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang talks about using Adaptive Action to help you step into your next wise action in the face of the propaganda of authoritarianism in your neighborhood, around your community, and across your nation.
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My 65 th birthday isn’t the only reason I’m thinking about end of life. I’m hearing stories of death and dying from many people: Family, friends, friends of family, and families of friends. We also mark the passing of a generation that lived with the Holocaust, WWII, and the birth of TV and rock and roll. We experience the ultimate outcomes of the opioid industry, big oil, and the gun lobby, either in person or through the media. It would seem that death is all around us.
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Today you need a planning process that is agile and responsive. It has to account for the challenges of complexity and uncertainty you and your organization face.
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