systems thinking | Valerie MacLeod

10 October 2018

Four Top Ways to Get Your Staff Pulling Together

10 October 2018, Comments: 0

  In Systems Thinking the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since teams are a living system, the same is true […]


4 July 2018

If resistance is normal why do we ignore it?

4 July 2018, Comments: 0

  People naturally resist change. Even those of us who like change have some initial resistance at the beginning. And those people who don’t […]


23 May 2018

Malcolm Gladwell advises writers to use systems thinking

23 May 2018, Comments: 0

  “One of the mistakes that writers make is spending a lot of time thinking how to start their stories and not a lot […]


29 September 2017

Is your plan integration the staple in the corner?

29 September 2017, Comments: 0

  I taught a strategic planning workshop this week. We discussed, at length, the difficulties of getting the departments of the organization to plan […]


10 May 2017

The 5 W’s and One How of The Systems Thinking Approach®

10 May 2017, Comments: 0

  The term “systems thinking” may be used more than it is understood. At the Haines Centre, it is the basis for all of […]


3 May 2017

A 3-step guide to practical systems thinking

3 May 2017, Comments: 0

  Systems Thinking is useful when we understand and apply the basic concepts. Leaders who are strategic thinkers remember the Systems Thinking principles and […]


26 April 2017

How systems thinking saves money

26 April 2017, Comments: 0

  A non-profit decides that their staff is overloaded with member questions and it needs a website to communicate with its members and the […]


22 February 2017

The view from the clouds: using Systems Thinking

22 February 2017, Comments: 0

  Taking action sometimes means stepping back. At the Haines Centre for Strategic Management 8 partners collectively own the business. If you think it […]


18 January 2017

3 bad habits that are holding us back

18 January 2017, Comments: 0

  The beginning of the year is an exciting time for me. A time when I can plan and dream about the goals I’m […]


14 December 2016

Gratitude – my life wouldn’t be the same

14 December 2016, Comments: 0

  December is a time to reflect upon the last year. I have created new webinars and workshops. I’ve worked with long-time and new […]