In this critical antidote to the personal bias that dominates much of our thinking about organizations, Oshry demonstrates how much of the costly breakdowns are systemic not personal and how they develop out of our blindness to the human systems of which we are a part. He shows how powerful, productive, and satisfying partnerships are created when we are able to recognize and stop destructive system patterns.
SEEING SYSTEMS takes us to a whole new level of understanding of ourselves as human beings. It is like turning on the lights in a room when we thought they were already on.
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"Oshry, one of the truly great management educators of the era, has offered a whole generation a new way of thinking about leading human systems. Every manager, executive, and leader benefits from the insights that jump out of his provocative writings. His ideas will still be sparkling decades from now."Kenwyn Smith, Professor, Wharton Business School and the Fels School of Government
"This is an incredibly wise book about how each of us behaves in the systems of our lives. Its abundant insights can profoundly affect our perceptions of why we do what we do."Margaret Wheatley, Author of LEADERSHIP AND THE NEW SCIENCE
"I think (SEEING SYSTEMS) is the best book available for teaching people about systems."Kristin Cobble