Knowledge Connect Summer 2012-2013: Leadership & Systems Thinking
January 6, 2013
Keywords: Leadership and capacity building - not-for-profit, charities, social sector, capacity building, changemakers, leadership, organisational management
The Summer 2012-2013 edition of Knowledge Connect, edited by CSI Lecturer Dr Tracy Wilcox, considers some key ideas on leadership and systems thinking, ideas that have direct relevance to the social sector.
In essence, 'systems thinking' entails a consideration of the whole and its parts, and the complexity, paradox and interconnections within them. It also involves examining a situation from multiple perspectives, looking for long term as well as short-term effects and consequences, and recognising patterns, cycles and relationships.