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Case studies, by industry, produced by ISC.

Mexican Financial System

Mexican Financial System with Luz Maria Puente Kawashima The Mexican Financial System project used strategic systems mapping to engage institutions across the Mexican financial system, including 42 stakeholder interviews from banks, non-banking banks, think tanks, academics, regulators, and insurers, from micro-financing to large financial institutions.  The intention, supported by co-investors UNIFIM, PWC, and the Institute for Strategic […]

JFK The American School of Queretaro

JFK The American School of Queretaro with Annabel Membrillo Jimenez and Conrado Garcia Madrid The JFK project is a 15-year initiative that took place in Mexico, from early 2004 to now in 2018, with the leadership of a large K-12 private school in Queretaro, Mexico.  This school has to comply with the standards of the Mexican […]

Radio Interview — Creating Vibrant Organizations to Drive Performance Through Ecosynomics

ISC President Jim Ritchie-Dunham, ISC Contributing Fellow Christoph Hinske, and World GBC senior advisor James Drinkwater were interviewed on the radio today about how to drive performance through vibrant agreements by Maureen Metcalf. You can access the 1-hour interview from Maureen’s Internet-radio talk show “Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations” at (http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/86848/creating-vibrant-organizations-to-drive-performance-ecosynomics#.VcPBswmazIM.facebook).

A Transformational Journey within a Corporate Ecosystem

In this case study, Annabel and Ana Claudia describe the experience of taking a group in a global financial services company on a transformational journey to the experience of a higher level of harmonic vibrancy, through the development of new, more collaborative practices.  These practices led to demonstrable improvements in performance and outcomes.  As Annabel shares, […]

Mindful Leadership

Leaders face great uncertainty in addressing social change.  Langer’s approach to mindfulness suggests three leverage points leaders can use to embrace this uncertainty.  We use the case study method to show how these mindfulness insights were applied in four case studies of leadership.   We use the mindfulness lens to diagnose each leadership situation and suggest […]

El Liderazgo Consciente (Mindful Leadership)

¿Qué entendemos por “liderazgo consciente” o “mindful leadership”? Liderar implica generar un sentido compartido que impulse los cambios necesarios para enfrentar problemas difíciles. La consciencia, como la definimos en nuestra investigación, consiste en detectar lo nuevo. Cuando estás consciente (mindful), buscas el cambio y lo aceptas.  Tanto si lo aceptas como si no, la vida […]

Mindful Leadership

What do we mean by mindful leadership?  Leadership focuses on building shared meaning for the purpose of enabling change to deal with contentious problems.  Mindfulness is noticing new things.  When you are mindful, you are looking for change, and you embrace it.  Things are always changing, whether you embrace the change or not, so you […]

Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning, and Leveraging Strategic Resources (free online course)

Managing from Clarity (10 sessions) This course develops your capacity to identify, align, and leverage strategic resources. This course is a companion to the book Managing from Clarity.  Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical.  Through this course, you will learn how to (1) map an organization’s strategy systemically, (2) identify strategic […]

“No Bosses” — an ISC video-case of high-vibrancy agreements at THORLO

Meet 250+ people living every day in high-vibrancy agreements, in a small business in North Carolina, in ISC’s 1st video case study.  See the documentary on ISC’s YouTube channel at (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx8T2T1Hr90). ISC produced the documentary with White Coat Productions.

The Costs of Scarcity and the Benefits of Abundance

Abundance – more than you can use – provides ample direct benefits to any organization. This abundance already exists in the potential and development of your strategic resources, in the unfulfilled possibilities in your organizational structures and processes, and in your stakeholders’ perceived value of the relationship with you. Abundance is a desired state for […]