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In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown defines vulnerability as risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure. Through her research on the topic and examination of her own struggles, she provides provocative and promising stories on why understanding and working with vulnerability can remove constraints and lead to great personal transformation.
Collaborate to Create Community
For the past week, I've been visiting friends, colleagues, and potential partners in Delhi. This has proven to be an intense experience of one of the HSD simple rules "teach and learn in every interaction." I leave with a profound sense of respect for people who see opportunity emerging from challenge, consensus emerging from diversity, and actual change emerging from the potential of hope and passion.
Lead in Complexity
From the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire: The Creating Good Work series features contributions from some of the foremost social innovators in the world, writing about what is being built to shift those social issues that often feel so intractable.
Business & IndustryLead in Complexity
A decade ago, the business world was abuzz with talk of teams. It was the way to get things done in the “organization of the future.” We are now in the future, and teams (at least as we knew them then) are becoming a thing of the past. Why?
This week's survey was about uncertainty--Can we control our world enough to limit or do away with uncertainty? What can we control when the whole world seems uncertain and out of control? What can we do to respond to the uncertainty in our lives?
Build Adaptive Capacity
Guest author Janice Ryan discusses how she uses ongoing adaptive actions in her occupational therapy practice to empower her clients to strive for fulfillment of their own adaptive potentials. You may learn more about the enhanced neuro-adaptation environments she and others are applying in treatment here.
I am finally able to get a moment to respond to an emerging conversation in which Dave Snowden critiques one of my tweets and the rest of human systems dynamics as if it were captured in the same 140 characters.  It is always interesting to read a critique of my work, if only to tease out what it says about the critic from what it says about me and the work my colleagues and I do.  Our practice in human systems dynamics (www.hsdinstitute.org) and adaptive action encourages us to turn judgment into curiosity; turn defensiveness into self-reflection; and turn conflict into shared exploration.
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