The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Problems, Managing Chaos, and Creating Lasting Solutions in a Complex World by Albert RutherfordFind the optimal solutions to your problems. Gain a deep understanding of the “what, why, how, when, how much” questions of your life.
Become a Systems Thinker and discover how to approach your life from a completely new perspective.
What is systems thinking? Put it simply, thinking about how things interact with one another.
Why should this matter to you? Because you are a system. You are a part of smaller and larger systems – your community, your country, your species. Understanding your role within these systems and how these systems affect, hinder, or aid the fulfillment of your life can lead you to better answers about yourself and the world.
Information is the most precious asset these days. Evaluating that information correctly is almost priceless. Systems thinkers are some of the bests in collecting and assessing information, as well as creating impactful solutions in any context.
The Systems Thinker will help you to implement systems thinking at your workplace, human relations, and everyday thinking habits.
Boost your observation and analytical skills to find the real triggers and influencing forces behind contemporary politics, economics, health, and education changes.
Systems thinking clears your vision by teaching you not only to find the differences between the elements but also the similarities. This bi-directional analyzing ability will give you a more complex worldview, deeper understanding of problems, and thus better solutions.
The car stopped because its tank is empty – so it needs gas. Easy problem, easy solution, right? But could you explain just as easily why did the price of gas raise with 5% the past month? After becoming a systems thinker, you’ll be able to answer that question just as easily.
Change your thoughts, change your results.
•What are the main elements, questions and methods of thinking in systems?
•The most widely used systems archetypes, maps, models, and analytical methods.
•Learn to identify and provide solutions even the most complex system problems.
•Deepen your understanding about human motivation with systems thinking.
The past fifty years brought so many changes in our lives. The world has become more interconnected than ever. Old rules can’t explain the new world anymore. But systems thinking can. Embrace systems thinking and become a master of analytical, critical, and creative thinking.
Habits of Mind: Strategies for Disciplined Choice Making
The Habits of a Systems Thinker encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning. Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives. This second edition set includes revisions, new images and two new habits. Each set has a card for each of the 14 Habits of a Systems Thinker and comes encased in a package that includes suggested activities. Cards are professionally printed onto UV-coated, point stock. The card dimensions are 5. A volume discount applies on orders over
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We are interested in performance under challenging conditions that demand strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity, and craftsmanship to resolve a complex problem. When humans experience dichotomies, are confused by dilemmas, or come face to face with uncertainties, our most effective actions require drawing forth certain patterns of intellectual behavior. When we draw upon these intellectual resources, the results that we produce are more powerful, of higher quality, and of greater significance than if we fail to employ those patterns of intellectual behaviors. It means that we value one pattern of thinking over another, and therefore it implies choice making about which pattern should be employed at which time. It includes sensitivity to the contextual cues in a situation signaling that it is an appropriate time and circumstance to employ this pattern. It requires a level of skillfulness to employ and carry through the behaviors effectively over time. Finally, it leads individuals to reflect on, evaluate, modify, and carry forth to future applications their learnings.
The Habits of a Systems Thinker describes ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results over time. Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives. Seeks to understand the big picture Ask yourself: How can I maintain balance between the big picture and important details? With its mission to build systems thinking capacity in schools across the country and around the world, the Waters Foundation focuses on developing generations of systems thinkers who apply 21st century skills in classrooms, schools, communities and future workplaces. Systems thinkers function as local and global community members who use the concepts, habits and tools of systems thinking to understand the complexities of systems and to face school, work and life challenges with an informed capacity to identify leverage action and achieve desired results. To learn more habits and to purchase Habits of a Systems Thinker cards, go to the Waters Foundation website:.
Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to Wishlist. Brought to you by the Waters Foundation, the Systems Thinking Habits ST Habits App includes 14 Habits of a Systems Thinker that describe ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning. The Habits also encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives.