Systems Change and Transformation “What I’m Reading” List
In a recent blog post, Laurie Jones Neighbors, an independent consultant, and educator started a “What I’m Reading: Systems Change and Transformation” edition. Laurie’s blog is full of incredible resources, and her recommendation to kick off 2019 is to read Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown. “Unless you are ready to put aside your own…
Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking
In this article, sociologist and founder of Disruptive Design, the unSchool, and Eco Innovators, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu highlights six keys concepts to clarify the language used in systems thinking, and help provide the insights needed to transition towards a systems mindset.
SYSTEMS CHANGE: A Guide to What It Is and How To Do It
This report from New Philanthropy Capital aims to make sense of the prevailing literature, knowledge and learning about systems change to make it accessible as a process.
Cultivating Leaderful Ecosystems
Management Assistance Group (MAG) looks at the shift in the social sector from competition to collaboration, from single issues to intersectionality, from equality and fairness to equity and justice, and from scarcity to collective abundance, requiring different ways of imagining and living into leadership.
Influencing Complex Systems Change
This Nonprofit Quarterly article by Natasha Winegar, Susan Misra and Ashley Shelton discusses the six evolving practices that help leaders, organizations, and networks influence complex systems to achieve the scale and depth of transformative change needed today.