Leadership Basics Series: Systems Thinking – Learn

Watch: Finding Leverage: The Power of Systems Thinking, available at https://vimeo.com/105803972

Read: Systems Thinking: Overview and Considerations


Take a moment to think about how you will apply systems thinking in your work by reflecting on the following questions. Think of a specific area – obesity, cancer, or diabetes, for example – and consider these questions through that lens.

  • What do you already know about the full system that impacts this health issue? What do you still need to learn?
  • Who are the stakeholders within this system? What perspectives and goals do they have? What roles do the stakeholders play in addressing this health issue?
  • How can you collaborate with stakeholders to continue learning and improving on what is working? What specific approaches regarding systems thinking concepts might you take to this ongoing learning?
  • How will you operationalize a systems thinking approach for upcoming activities?

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