Posts tagged systems
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The Twelve Leverage Points for Intervening in a System
The Iceberg Model
Causal Loop Diagrams
Snowden & Boone’s Complexity Framework
Collective Action Toolkit by Frog Design
IDEO Human-Centered Design Toolkit
Check it out here.
The Business Model Canvas
Permaculture Design Patterns
Gaiacraft Cards. Designed by Elves in British Columbia.
Biomimicry Design Spirals
Gamification – 4 types of fun
The Natural Step
Herman Daly’s Ends/Means Pyramid
The Quadruple Bottom Line
New Economy, New Wealth by Art Brock
Social Equity & Community
The Wheel of Diversity
Team Agreement Formation
Made to Stick
Personal Development, Influence and Behavior Change (aka jedi mind tricks)
From the book, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard”
- Direct the Rider. What looks like resistance is usually a lack of clarity. If the Rider doesn’t know where to go, they spin the Elephant in circles. To direct the rider, create a crystal clear vision of the outcome. This includes when or how much, along with a specific set of actions and tactics to get there.
- Motivate the Elephant. What looks like laziness is often exhaustion. Make your audience feel the need for change. Analytical appeals don’t cut it. Knowing is not enough. Get beyond the knowing and make it possible for people to feel the impact. Win the heart and the mind follows.
- Shape the Path. What looks like a people problem is often a situation problem. Make it easy to embrace the change. Make instructions simple with step-by-step guidance. Provide support groups. Create training. Pair people up with mentors. Create peer pressure and social proof. Behavior is contagious.
The Empowerment Dynamic:
Immunity to Change
From the book, “Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization” by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey.
From the book, “Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges” by Otto Scharmer.
Flow & Positive Psychology
Check out Venessa Miemis’s 21 Card Decks for Creative Problem-Solving, Effective Communication & Strategic Foresight.
The great systems scientist Donella Meadow’s work reminds us where to apply our energy to have the biggest impact.
One challenge I’ve found is that the highest level work is both the most difficult to do, and the most intangible. Luckily, I’ve found that art is a pretty nice solution to that conundrum- it allows us to communicate at a deep enough level such that we can question the assumptions that create our mindset, and it has a tangible product.
So I ask you, what is your art? How might you elevate your work in the world into an artform, mixing technical proficiency with intuitive flair to produce something that only you can offer?
A little geek porn for you as you ponder: