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, […]
Practical process and content tools for working with Ecosynomics.
Ecosynomics (13 sessions) This course develops your awareness of and capacity to shift the fundamental agreements that most influence your daily experience and outcomes. This course is a companion to the book Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance. Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical. Through this course, you will learn how to (1) describe […]
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 […]
Thinking Strategically with Clarity The following audio files, in MP4 format, introduce a systemic framework for strategy. [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””][mp3-jplayer tracks=”Overview of the next hour@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/102OverviewOfTheNextHour.m4a, CRISP Criteria@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/103CrispCriteria.m4a, Reflecting on your CRISP Criteria@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/104ReflectingOnYourCrispCriteria.m4a, A Framework for CRISP thinking@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/105AFrameworkForCrispThinking.m4a, Where organizations have most problems@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/106WhereOrgsHaveMostProblems.m4a, GRASP Exercises@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/107GraspExercises.m4a, Summary of Session 1@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/108SummaryOfSession1.m4a”][/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””][mp3-jplayer tracks=”Introduction@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/201IntroductionToSession2.m4a, The […]
Whether you are making quick resource-allocation decisions alone or collaborating with your executive team to set organizational strategy, what you see, what you advocate, and what you ultimately decide are influenced by the map of the world you carry around inside your head. In some ways, this map or mental model is unique to you, […]
People in Guatemala – smart people – were working harder, hiring brighter people, raising more money, doing better projects, and get- ting improved results. And yet, what they sought to eliminate—poverty— was getting worse. So, we asked what we thought was a relatively straightfor- ward question: “Do you understand the fundamental dynamics of poverty?” As […]
There is a growing realization that business development is the most effective weapon in fighting world poverty. How the for-profit model can be harnessed to provide the poor with a share in the world’s prosperity is discussed through actual cases, and nested in innovative theories of business, social sciences, and philosophy.
Some things seem impossible. For us in our work, it especially seemed impossible to get a variety of stakeholders – all with different perspectives, different goals, different constituencies, different measures of success – to come to shared understanding and agreement about how to work together to achieve something completely new – something that would advance […]
When reflecting on why certain systems behave the way they do, we regularly look for patterns of conflict among strategic resources within the organization. Strategic resources are those resources that management knows are important to the survival and long-term health of the organization. This conflict among strategic resources often seems to be due in great […]
Managing from Clarity ISC President James Ritchie-Dunham reads chapters from the book he co-authored Managing from Clarity (Wiley, 2001). [mp3-jplayer tracks=”Introduction to the Book@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcIntroductionToBook.mp3, Chapter 1: Introduction@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter1Introduction.mp3, Chapter 2: The GRASP Map@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter2TheGraspMap.mp3, Chapter 3: The Top to Bottom Gap@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter3TheTopToBottomGap.mp3, Chapter 4: Management’s Job@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter4ManagementsJob.mp3″]