reflections on our systems learning journey

here we share our thinking and learning as we go. 


why i write in lowercase mental models systems change Aug 24, 2023

a colleague once wrote me an email that asked, “Is the shift key on your keyboard broken? I notice you have not used capitals in your email?”

i have been writing in lowercase since my twenties, but in the last few months i have been asked about it more times than in the last 20 years.  i took notice, and paused to reflect again on why i do this. 

the case for lowercase. 

i first came across the use of lowercase by way of a friend who was reading bell hooks. seeing the front cover of her book, all about love, and her name in lower case, it just looked absolutely...

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Systems leadership: seeing the forest for the trees: mental models metaphor systems change systems leadership Apr 26, 2023

a metaphor for exploring systems leadership in the context of emergence rather than intervention 

by fiona mckenzie and seanna davidson

cross posted to fiona's medium and linkedin here and here

thank you to alice howard-vyse who helped kick off these conversations and our systems community for engaging in with the topic.

We subscribe to the school of thought that systems transformation requires the challenging of deeply held beliefs and the application of new ways of thinking. This includes paying attention to the myths and metaphors that...

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