Fireside Chat with John Kay - Obliquity #bizbooks

Management Craft

Books Management OD Podcasts and Webcasts Science Workplace Happiness business books chaos theory john kay obliquityAre you a fox or a hedgehog? Check out this podcast! During this 24 minute podcast, I chat with John Kay , author of Obliquity: Why Our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectly.

Org Systems and Chaos: Abstraction of Reality, Reality of Abstraction

Management Craft

I was talking with a very smart friend of mine last week about some of the complexities involved with USING systems theory and chaos theory in organizational systems.

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Leadership and The Butterfly Effect

Linked 2 Leadership

The Butterfly Effect is a scientific theory that essentially says that a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. The Butterfly Effect.

Leadership and the New Science

Deming Institute

The new science aspect provides the frame of reference of quantum physics and chaos theory. Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organizations from an Orderly Universe by Margaret Wheatley does a good job of exploring how to view organizations as a system.

Culture Is Chaotic

The Leadership Advisor

According to Chaos Theory (a mathematical field of study), its main premise is gaining understanding of the “ behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions “ This is nearly a definition of organizational culture in its most simplistic form.