As the world becomes ever more interconnected, we need systems thinking more than ever.
We live in a world of systems, your body is a system, so is your family and your business. Systems thinking is practical and immensely useful.
It will show you the leverage point of many goals – where to get the most result for the least effort.
It will show you how and why the unintended results can be greater and more important than the intended ones.
An essential book to understand these complex times.
About this book
This book is about a way of thinking called systems thinking. Systems thinking is seeing beyond what appears to be isolated and independent incidents, to deeper patterns. You recognise connections between events, to better understand and influence them.
Part One – Thinking Past the Obvious
Part Two – Making Mental Maps
Part Three – Closing the Circle
Part Four – Drawing Conclusions
Part Five – Closing the Circle
About the author
Joseph O’Connor is an international author, trainer, executive coach and consultant. He is a leading author and trainer in coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and systemic thinking.
He is the author of eighteen books and three audiotapes on coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, training, sales, communication skills, management and systemic thinking.
His books have been translated into twenty nine languages and have sold half a million copies worldwide.
He is co – author with Andrea Lages of two books on coaching.
Coaching with NLP (Thorsons 2004 – translated into nine languages)
How Coaching Works (AC Black 2007 – translated into six languages and nominated for Financial Times
best business book of the year 2007)
He is Co – Founder of the International Coaching Community (ICC)
Co-founder and director of ROI Coaching, specialist coaching for financial executives, and he is Visiting Professor of Coaching, ISCTE University Business School, Lisbon, Portugal.
He spent many years as a professional classical guitarist and has an L.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music.
He lives in London now (2011) having spent eight years living in Sao Paulo Brazil.