Leading Systems: Lessons from the Power Lab by Barry Oshry
In three parts, management educator Barry Oshry explains the phenomena of systems and leadership as experienced through his innovative Power Lab, a total-immersion experience that shows how to exert leadership in the family, the community, organizations, and the nation. The Power Lab shows how and why we repeatedly fall into systemic relationship problems, and what it takes to break out of the pattern. Once people recognize that they are system creatures, they can begin to master system processes rather than fall victim to them.
I discovered recently that the philosopher Baruch Spinoza once said he was less interested in changing the world than in merely understanding it. For many years this has also been my quest. Yet I am convinced that Spinoza and I share the belief that with deep understanding the world cannot help but change
- Barry Oshry