“The Dawn of System Leadership”Stanford Social Innovation Review by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, John Kania 

“Communities of Leaders or No Leadership at All”, Chapter in Cutting Edge: Leadership 2000 by Peter M. Senge and Katrin H. Käufer

“Cutting Through Complexity: a Roadmap for Effective Collaboration“, Stanford Social Innovation Review
 David Ehrlichman, David Sawyer, & Matthew Spence  

The Fifth Discipline Summary 

The Seven Learning Disabilities from the Fifth Discipline,  Peter Kang

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s how to create it. Harvard Business Review (online)

The Benefits of Learning as a Team, Paul Jun

Project Aristotle: What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team – The New York Times (

Facing the Eye of the Needle- Otto Scharma Facing the Eye of the Needle. Leading by letting go?



Creative Community Planning: Transformative Engagement Methods for Working at the Edge (2010) Christine Wenman and Wendy Sarkissian

Change Happens: Navigating Change using the 5C Model (2011) Beth M. Page

Deep Change/Build the Bridge as You Walk on It Robert E. Quinn

Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability (2009) Nancy Hofer, Wendy Sarkissian, Steph Vajda, Cathy Wilkinson and Yollana Short

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (2009) William Bridges

Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (2008) Peter Senge et. al 

Organizational culture and leadership (2010, 4th ed.). Edgar H. Schein

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide (2005) Patrick Lencioni

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization Revised Ed. (2006) Peter Senge

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and tools for building a learning organization (1994 Eds.) P.M Senge, A. Kleiner, C. Roberts, R.B. Ross, & B.J. Smith

The Five Dysfuncionts of a Team (2002) Patrick Lencioni


TED TALK Want a More Just World? Become an Unlikely Ally?

As advocates of anti-racism for Canada’s First Nation Metis and Inuit (FNMI) people, as well as other marginalized populations we subscribe to the message delivered by Nita Mosby Tyler in this TED TALK about becoming unlikely allies!





Tools & Websites 

Action After Review (AAR) Tool Academy for Systems Change – 

Conference Board of Canada (Leadership & Change)

Society for Organizational Learning (SOL) & LEARNING TOOLS – 

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR Harvard) – 

The Systems Thinker: Ladder of Inference

2020 Habits of a Systems Thinker