THINKING SYSTEMICALLY

THINKING

SYSTEMICALLY

Making connections between moments and mission

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BUILD STRATEGIC MUSCLE

BUILD

STRATEGIC MUSCLE

How can I reframe my work as continuous testing and revision of hypotheses?

LEARN

Edutopia explains how Design Thinking equips educators with perspectives, tools, and new approaches for real, complex, and varied challenges

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David Kelley of Stanford Design School offers ways to build the confidence to create

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Simple Principles of Improvement from the Carnegie Foundation

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PRACTICE

A tool from the UW Center for Educational Leadership to help define and keep front and center the rationale for strategies and actions

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How you define the problem determines how you will course correct, from the Interaction Design Foundation

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UNCOVER CONNECTIONS

How can I construct a more coherent picture of the connections among and across people and functional areas?

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How systems thinking and learning organizations work in education, with Peter Senge

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Discover Bolman and Deal's Four-Frame Model as an approach to looking at organizational issues

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Peter Senge defines systems thinking

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This presentation by Clare Crawford-Mason and Lloyd Dobyns to capture the Learning and Legacy of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the difference between "continuous improvement" and "discontinuous improvement"

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PRACTICE

Questions and steps to build habits of strategic thinking from Harvard Business Review

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Take this 5-10 minute assessment to learn about your leadership orientation on Bolman and Deal's Four-Frame Model

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LEVERAGE YOUR TIME

How do I raise my consciousness of the relationship between how I use my time, my values, and our organizational mission?

LEARN

From The Systems Thinker, an article to help leaders "update their approach to time management to better address the challenges of today’s work world"

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Time spent thinking *is* legitimate critical work for leaders, from Harvard Business Review

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PRACTICE

Use this simple tool to plan and prioritize action

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Three steps to practice to ensure you steward your time wisely, from mindful.org

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ACTIVATE

ACTIVATE

  • Initiate conversations that develop your vocabulary and working knowledge of Thinking Systemically.
  • Evaluate your own strength. Look and ask for feedback as you model Thinking Systemically.
  • Tackle a challenge in your school or district that gives you the opportunity to apply your skills of Systems Thinking. Facilitate experiences that allow your team to apply these skills too.
  • Make your growth explicit by reflecting metacognitively on your practice.
  • Curate a community of practice that engages trusted others in the process of sharing goals and feedback around Thinking Systemically.

EXTEND

EXTEND

This toolkit from IDEO can help you create solutions for everyday challenges.

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Chris Argyris describes the difference between espoused theories and theories in use.

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As he turns 80 years old, the pioneering systems thinker Russell Ackoff reflects on his principal sources of fun and shares six revelations.

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Summary of Tony Bryk & colleagues seminal 2015 book, Learning to Improve.

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The latest edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling book about putting strategies of learning organizations into practice has 100 additional pages based on interviews with practitioners

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Explore GLISI's services for teachers, school leaders, and central office leaders and contact us to learn more about how we can explicitly support your and your team's SEL growth.

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