How to Lead with a Living Systems Framework

Author of Leading from the Roots: Nature Inspired Leadership Lessons for Today’s World, Dr Kathleen Allen, explores why bringing a living systems mindset will improve the efficacy of your leadership. She explains how living systems evolve with information and feedback and  how strategic sharing of information can help evolve the system and individuals.

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Dr. Kathleen Allen
Writer & Consultant,

Dr. Allen explains the value of applying the Seventh Generation principle, the concept that urges the current generation to live and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future.

In this course you will learn.

  • Why a living systems mindset in leadership is important
  • How living systems help align your organization
  • How to design your organization with interdependence
  • Why movement in your organization matters

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

Introduction

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  • Video Intro to Course
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1 lesson, 1 Video + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 2

Chapter 1 Why Leading with a Living System Mindset Optimizes Organizational Resilience and Vitality

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  • Video Lesson 1: How Living Systems Inform us to Lead
  • Video Lesson 2: Multi-Generational Leadership
  • Video Lesson 3: People Respond to Being Treated as a Living Human
  • Video Lesson 4: Adaptation and Innovation are Natural Ways of Being
  • Video Lesson 5 Objectification in Organisations
  • Video Lesson 6: Self-Made Solutions
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6 lessons, 6 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 3

Chapter 2 How Living Systems Behave

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  • Video Lesson 1: Interdependence Diversity Resilience, Constant Change Feedback and Information
  • Video Lesson 2: Why Interdependence is Essential
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2 lessons, 2 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 4

Chapter 3 Assess Your Organization

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  • Video Lesson 1: Adaptive Cycle
  • Video Lesson 2: PDF Exercise Introduction
  • PDF Lesson 3- Images of Flow and Movement Exercise
  • Video Lesson 4: Interdependent Systems and Leadership
  • Video Lesson 5: System Thinking
  • Video Lesson 6: Why Relationships Matter, Relationship Competency
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5 lessons, 5 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet

Chapter 5

Chapter 4 Evolve with Feedback and Information

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  • Video Lesson 1: Assessment of your Company
  • Video Lesson 2: Resistance within the Company
  • Video Lesson 3: Noticing Dynamics
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3 lessons, 3 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 6

Chapter 5 Living Systems Will Help Us Transform Our Organizations

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  • Video Lesson 1: Seventh Generational Thinking
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1 lesson, 1 Video + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 7

Chapter 6 Organizations in the Flow

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  • Video Lesson 1: Energy flows are a Great Diagnostic on the Health of the System
  • Video Lesson 2: Adaptive Cycles are Critical to Regenerative Capacity
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2 lessons, 2 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 8

Chapter 7 Explore, Sustain, Launch and Release!

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  • Video Lesson 1: Balcony Metaphor, Spotting Movement and Patterns
  • Video Lesson 2: Explore, Sustain
  • Video Lesson 3: Launch and Release
  • Video Lesson 4: Organizational Assessment
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4 lessons, 4 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 9

Chapter 8 Form and Patterns

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  • Video Lesson 1: Overview
  • Video Lesson 2: Ask your Employees about Form and Patterns
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2 lessons, 2 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 10

Chapter 9 Feedback Loops

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  • Video Lesson 1: Shifting the Way You Think About and Practice Leadership
  • Video Lesson 2: The Value of Feedback and Information
  • Video Lesson 3: Feedback, Transparency and Changing Patterns Within an Organization
  • Video Lesson 4: Feedback Loops Curb Excess
  • Video Lesson 5: Feedback Loops and Working From Home
  • Video Lesson 6: Feedback Loops and Leadership Changing Summary
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6 lessons, 6 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

Chapter 11

Chapter 10 Summary

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  • Video Lesson 1: Working with the Living Systems Form
  • Video Lesson 2 Overview Summary of Living Systems Thinking
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2 lessons, 2 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets

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