‘I don’t know if we can ever declare victory, but the train has left the station’

When the editorial board at the Democrat and Chronicle embarked on hosting “listening tours” — encouraging readers to attend various meetings and discuss community issues related to race and poverty — initially only a handful of people showed up.

Tim Merry

A blog series by Canadian systems change leader Tim Merry
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My experience of change leadership and participatory approaches is that it demands people shift their world view. This means their beliefs about themselves, their work, their community, what results are, etc., all have to change.

Michelle Holliday

Living systems principles are appearing in unexpected places
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I’ve just had a remarkable experience. For the first time, I presented at a business conference where all the speakers, each in our own way, spoke of living systems principles in organizations: self-organization, emergence, resilience and wise stewardship. And the audience — of techie nerds — couldn’t get enough of it.

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