Thanks, Dave, for the invitation to this shared inquiry. There is nothing like a probing question, a rousing discussion, or a disturbing story to move me to challenge old assumptions and build new insights. In fact, that is the greatest thing about my current role as founding Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute—I get to have lots of stimulating conversations. Each one strikes a match that could land on dry kindling or soggy leaves. Sometimes a bonfire erupts, and sometimes the energy smolders for months. Of course the outcome depends more on the environmental conditions than on the match manufacturer. The match is still necessary, even if it is not sufficient.
So, over the next few weeks, I will plan to share some of those amazing and mundane conversations in hopes of sparking more fires here and perhaps igniting others in your corner of the forest.
I want to start with some questions that have been generating energy for me and my colleagues recently: I
If you have answers, I’m all ears. If you have questions of your own, that is even better!
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