How To Think About...Systems 

The Systemic Leader sees the world as a complex array of interconnected systems. Where cause and effect occur at different times and in different places. A property which makes them both elusive and frighteningly powerful, yet invisible to most. So covert that even when brought into plain sight they are often rejected. The implications too overwhelming. 

But where others see chaos the systemic leader sees opportunity. Through observation, experimentation and reason they uncover the relationships which define behavior. They map systems to identify points of leverage and are capable of non-obvious interventions. Seeing what others cannot. 

They recognise that true systemic interventions require a paradigm shift in mindset and understand the failure of shifting metrics, constants and parameters. The focus of almost all efforts. In this way they are not only the proponents of thought leadership, they are its practitioners.

 
 

 
 

The Systemic Leader Simulation Experience

 

Context

Human invention has already saved millions of lives and transformed the way we live. From eradicating disease to travelling the globe, our capacity for innovation is extraordinary. 

By working together we have reversed ozone depletion and already averted one global environmental crisis. That same ingenuity will be needed to save Planet Sapien now.


But responding to the challenge of climate change will take more than government co-operation. It needs the world of industry, of business. It needs the vision of entrepreneurs who see opportunity in crisis. And every sector has a role to play.

 

Task

Over a series of rounds filled with competing priorities, four different players are challenged to deliver on the promise of shared value. An economically driven enterprise where business solves the world’s most urgent and formidable problems. 

Participants are immersed in a multi-round, multiplayer competitive game where they assume one of four key roles representing the interests of financial services, healthcare, energy and government. Leaders will:

  • Develop the mindset of a systemic thinker
  • Map systems to identify points of leverage
  • Demonstrate thought leadership 
  • Consume complexity to produce simplicity
  • Understand the power of shared value
  • Capture subsequent, real world qualitative and quantitative impacts