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Systems Thinking is a more natural and better way to think, learn, act, and achieve desired results. Effectively implemented, it can dramatically improve a manager's effectiveness in today's complex and interconnected business world. This book provides managers with many practical new Systems Thinking tools and the main concepts of Systems Thinking to enhance individual, team, and organizational learning, change, and performance. Every manager should have a copy!
About the Author
For more than 30 years, he has led the development and expansion of The Science of Systems Thinking, "the natural way the world works". It is a practical discipline that views organizational issues in their natural and biological contexts (environments). He currently travels the world, speaking on Strategic Management and Systems Thinking, presenting seminars, and writing books and articles.
Stephen has an M.S.A. in Organization Behavior with a minor in financial management from George Washington University and has completed his coursework requirements and dissertation research for an Ed.D. in Management from Temple University. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering (minor in foreign affairs) from the U.S. Naval Academy, at Annapolis, MD, and is a graduate of the DoD Human Goals Institute.
As a former U.S. Naval officer, Stephen flew Navy jets, piloted ships, and served off Vietnam. He was a member of the famed U.S. Naval Academy class of 1968, that graduated many prominent leaders in today's world of business, government, the military, and industry.
His corporate career included tenure as Executive Vice President of ICA, a diversified, $14 billion nationwide financial services firm and Senior Vice President of Freddie Mac, a $32 billion financial institution. He was also President of University Associates Consulting and Training Services in San Diego, CA.
Steve has been a member of eight top management teams in the United States and abroad, with corporate responsibilities for all aspects of organizational functions, including planning, operations, marketing, PR, communications, finance, HR, training, and facilities. His career has also included executive positions with MCI, Exxon, Sunoco, and Marriott Corporation.
Steve's diverse background includes intensive work with over 300 CEOs and keynote presentations delivered to over 1,000 CEOs. He has personally led extensive "Best Practices" research for over 15 years at Haines Centre International. He has received numerous Who's Who honors, written more than 14 books, over 50 articles,