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Build Adaptive Capacity
In 1925, Mahatma Gandhi described a set of patterns that he believed would destroy us as a society. Those “7 Sins,” as they have come to be called, hold true today. How can we use HSD to help us see, understand, and influence patterns of health and sustainability as we move through the current crisis and work together to shape whatever comes next?
Collaborate to Create Community
The role of the facilitator has changed significantly in the last few years. Today’s patterns of engagement, teaching and learning, problem solving, and forecasting require us to learn to facilitate or help to facilitate conversations. Whether you are a leader or a participant, read on to learn how Adaptive Action becomes a facilitator’s best tool to work with complex human systems.
Build Adaptive Capacity
The first rule for getting unstuck is, “Don’t tell yourself not to panic!” It is a waste of time because you’re going to panic anyway. Besides, sometimes a little panic can be a very useful thing. When that is behind you, go to Step 1.
Plan in Uncertainty
One of my clients has discovered that great leaders have multiple personalities. They manage budgets and smooth feathers. They tell today’s stories and feed tomorrow’s visions. They plan and execute; reinforce and correct; encourage and challenge; create stability and manage change; hire and fire; and in their spare time, they do everything in between.
Build Adaptive Capacity
Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. —John F. Kennedy
In this time of giving thanks, we want to extend our deepest gratitude for a year full of learning and growth. 2019 has been exciting for the Human Systems Dynamics Institute and the HSD Community of Praxis. We engaged in Strategic Foresight to explore HSD’s future and impact on the world in 2051. Thanks to all who have, and those who will, join us on this journey.
Build Adaptive Capacity
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. —Pablo Picasso                                                                                                    
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