Art of Systems Thinking: Essential Skilss for Creativity and Problem Solvingby Joseph O'Connor, O'Connor, Ian McDermott, Ian McDermott
NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)trainers and authors O'Connor and McDermott unlock the mysteries of systems thinking and offer practical suggestions, exercises, and tips.
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- Dublin, Ireland
- Date of Birth:
- September 20, 1963
- Place of Birth:
- Dublin, Ireland
- B.A., University College, Dublin, 1984; M.A., 1986; University College, Oxford, 1987; M.A., University of Leeds, 1991
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I have read it and I found that it's help me alot more than I could imagine........ with this systems thinking I can solve all the problems and get all the feedback !!!!!!!!!!!
McDermott and O'Connor provide a simple, yet powerful introduction and explanation of systems. Straightforward and complete, the authors use other great works as reference including Senge and Wheatley. A great tool for an introduction to systems management.
The Art of Systems Thinking authors provided useful information in a clear and palatable format. The material was comprehensive, and provided valuable insight into the 'mind' and 'body' of the organization, along with the cure for what ails it. Take time with this book to clearly understand the terminology and the diagrams. This book defines a path for the well-differentiated leader. The soundness of principles allows for any system to discover a new way of doing business. In addition it teaches us what the systems look like from a different perspective that the one we have used our whole life. Through the use of diagrams, metaphors and easily understood examples O'Conner and McDermott strive to help the reader create new skills. The basic foundation of leadership development is built upon at a gradual pace. It's a book you will want to keep on your shelf as a resource for analying the systems you are interacting in, and how you can personally impact the system in a positive way. I learned a lot about myself from this material, and about the organization I work for. It may have been slightly dry, but what text is not.