Tag Archives: complexity

The Weight of My Carbon Footprint

I have been haunted for the past week by an interchange on Facebook in which I was accused of being a hypocrite because of the amount of air travel I do and the excessive contribution that this makes to atmospheric … Continue reading

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Adaptive Leadership in Healthcare

I just listened to an interesting podcast from Plexus Institute in which Dr. Marcus Thygeson discusses the application of adaptive leadership to healthcare.
Several years ago, I discovered Ronald Heifetz in this article on leadership in Fast Company magazine.  I can … Continue reading

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Leadership in Times of Complexity and Chaos

The Leader’s Framework for Decision Making by David J. Snowden and Mary E. Boone
Harvard Business Review November 2007
This article provides a really nice connection between complexity theory and leadership, suggesting that different styles of leadership are needed for varying contexts:

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Engaging Emergence

What I liked about Engaging Emergence by Peggy Holman is that it took the concept out of the concept of fuzziness and provided some history and rigor in thinking about it.  As pointed out by my friend Robin with her … Continue reading

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A simple explanation of the Cynefin Framework

A simple explanation of the cynefin framework for understanding the distinctions between simple, complicated, complex and chaotic. I find this a very useful framework for looking at organizational issues and problems and determining appropriate responses.

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Sally Goerner Video on Complex Intricate Systems

Sally Goerner Part 1

Sally Goerner Part 2

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Simplicity ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I wouldn’t give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity; I would give everything for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.”
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Complexity Made Simple ~ Fred Kofman

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