Systems Thinking Resources

Books and Manuals

Systems Thinking: A Primer, Donella H. Meadows (** Read this first)

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter Senge, 2006

Systems Thinking for Curious Managers: With 40 New Management f-Laws, Russell Ackoff, 2010

                                                                                                     WATCH THESE VIDEOS!



** This is one of most outstanding videos ever produced on systems thinking.

If Russell Ackoff had given a TED Talk...

This presentation is from a 1994 event hosted by Clare Crawford-Mason and Lloyd Dobyns to capture the Learning and Legacy of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Russ knew Dr. Deming and speaks here about the difference between "continuous improvement" and "discontinuous improvement" as seen through the lens of systems thinking.

Learning Tools

  • Learning Teams
  • Post Task-Debriefs
  • Pre-Task Planning