Heading to #OLASC on VIA 84

When I am travelling from London to Toronto by myself I often opt for train 84, which I affectionately refer to as the ‘milk run’ because it makes so many stops in smaller communities along the way. It is a whole hour longer than other more direct trains that link the two cities. Taking the train provides valuable headspace to think, read, and (as in this case) prepare for upcoming presentations. I consider the extra hour a free ‘bonus’ of extra quiet time. The ‘milk run’ is an opportunity.

Introducing the System Thinker Notebook: a tool for thinking strategically

I’m excited to kick off the New Year with a new teaching resource: the System Thinker Notebook. I started compiling this tool last year, in response to a surge in opportunities to instruct and consult about complexity and system theory. The Notebook provides leaders and students with a creative ‘in-session workbook’ that doubles as a comprehensive ‘take-home bibliography’ of crucial concepts, resources, and strategies.