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Evolutionary Leadership The Importance of Systems Thinking in Creating a Sustainable World Sustainable Enterprise Conferen...
The Basic Toolkit <ul><li>Evolutionary Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing how to choose among existing alternatives ...
The learning path of the Evolutionary Leader Personal mastery: Integrity and syntony sense -- from walking the talk to dan...
Evolutionary Leadership <ul><li>Mindset  - know-why </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergent Worldview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Emerging Mindsets Win-Win-Win Win or Lose Life is value Money is value Networks Hierarchy Biomimicry  World as machine The...
Life Cycle Assembly of Product Use of Product
Life Cycle
Bridging the gap Creative co-adaptation Vision of a Sustainable World Current Reality
“ A system is less a thing than a pattern” –   Joanna Macy
System-defined <ul><li>“ A set of two or more interrelated elements with the following properties: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  E...
What is Systems Thinking?  in order to both  know  and  understand our environment, we must use analysis  and  synthesis ...
A Systems View  Your   World Universe Society Our   Planet
Reconnecting Views Universe Our   Planet Society Your   World 
Sustainability Strategy Increasing Resource Demand Declining Resources Sustainable Demand Sustainable Supply Restorative E...
The Sustainability Learning Curve 2nd Stage 1st Stage 3rd Stage 4th Stage time 5th Stage conserve restore regenerate (co)c...
Sustainable  Sustainable Development
Conversation as Strategy Conversation for relationship Conversation for learning Conversation for possibilities Conversati...
A Systemic Process Emergent Self-organizing Interdependent Synergetic Evolving Laszlo & Karell © 2008
Sustainability is a journey,  not a destination <ul><li>Talking the Talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking the Talk </li></ul>...
 
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Evolutionary Leadership

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Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Session 1 Workshop - Strategic Thinking and Visionary Leadership
2 May 2008

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Evolutionary Leadership

  1. 2. Evolutionary Leadership The Importance of Systems Thinking in Creating a Sustainable World Sustainable Enterprise Conference Session 1 Workshop 2 May 2008 Alexander & Kathia Laszlo Miriam Karell and
  2. 3. The Basic Toolkit <ul><li>Evolutionary Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing how to choose among existing alternatives as well as how to create new ones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Systems Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing things in terms of connected relationships, patterns and processes and not just in terms of separate objects, structures, positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the objectives of sustainable business practice and knowing how to design for them </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. The learning path of the Evolutionary Leader Personal mastery: Integrity and syntony sense -- from walking the talk to dancing the path. The embodiment of evolutionary leadership. Evolutionary Systems Thinking: Understanding patterns of change and our interconnectedness Strategy: Applying sustainability principles and practices, creating solutions, designing living institutions Collaboration and Communication: Bringing people together, harvesting diversity, engaging in conversations that translate the vision into commitments and actions, creating evolutionary learning community Shared Vision: A sustainable world through living institutions
  4. 5. Evolutionary Leadership <ul><li>Mindset - know-why </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergent Worldview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visions of evolutionary leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems and evolutionary thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interdependencies of global dynamics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skillset - know-how </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic conversations for effective communication and action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability principles and practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heartset - care-why </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning from nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syntony Sense: creative and intentional aligning with the dynamic harmony of our broader environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Emerging Mindsets Win-Win-Win Win or Lose Life is value Money is value Networks Hierarchy Biomimicry World as machine The NEW story The OLD story
  6. 7. Life Cycle Assembly of Product Use of Product
  7. 8. Life Cycle
  8. 9. Bridging the gap Creative co-adaptation Vision of a Sustainable World Current Reality
  9. 10. “ A system is less a thing than a pattern” – Joanna Macy
  10. 11. System-defined <ul><li>“ A set of two or more interrelated elements with the following properties: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Each element has an effect on the functioning of the whole. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Each element is affected by at least one other element in the system. </li></ul><ul><li>3. All possible subgroups of elements also have the first two properties. </li></ul><ul><li>In short, a whole made up of interdependent components in interaction is identified as a system. </li></ul>“ A system is less a thing than a pattern” – Joanna Macy Ackoff, Russell L. Creating the corporate future: Plan or be planned fo New York: Wiley, 1981. Pp. 15-16.
  11. 12. What is Systems Thinking?  in order to both know and understand our environment, we must use analysis and synthesis analysis + synthesis = Systems Thinking Analysis Synthesis Structure (identification of components) Function (identification of role) Analysis Synthesis Knowledge (answers to “how to” & “what” questions) Understanding (answers to “why” questions)
  12. 13. A Systems View  Your World Universe Society Our Planet
  13. 14. Reconnecting Views Universe Our Planet Society Your World 
  14. 15. Sustainability Strategy Increasing Resource Demand Declining Resources Sustainable Demand Sustainable Supply Restorative Economy Restorative Economy Current Reality 2 Vision 1 New Reality 3 Bridging Gap
  15. 16. The Sustainability Learning Curve 2nd Stage 1st Stage 3rd Stage 4th Stage time 5th Stage conserve restore regenerate (co)create SAU BAU Compliance - reactive stance seeks to comply with regulatory standards Beyond Compliance - anticipatory stance seeks cost avoidance strategies Eco-Efficiency - proactive stance establishes profit centers Sustainable Development - interactive stance mainstreams environmental goals Evolutionary Development - integrative stance embodies and enacts conscious syntony
  16. 17. Sustainable Sustainable Development
  17. 18. Conversation as Strategy Conversation for relationship Conversation for learning Conversation for possibilities Conversation for action
  18. 19. A Systemic Process Emergent Self-organizing Interdependent Synergetic Evolving Laszlo & Karell © 2008
  19. 20. Sustainability is a journey, not a destination <ul><li>Talking the Talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking the Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Living the Walk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dancing the Path </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 22. Thanks! [email_address] www.SyntonyQuest.org [email_address] www.ThreePointVision.com

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