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MMSL 6530 Toward Sustainable Futures: Leadership in Complex, Crisis-Driven Environments: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMSL 6530 Required Course Readings


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Ferdig, M. (2007). Sustainability leadership: Co-creating a sustainable future. Journal of Change Management, 7(1), 25–35.

Goldsmith, M. (2003). Try feedforward instead of feedback. Journal for Quality & Participation, 26(3), 38–40.

Walton, D. (2004). Modeling organizational systems: Banathy's three lenses revisited. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 17(4), 265–284.

Meadows, D. (1997). Places to intervene in a system. Whole Earth, 91, 78–84.

Richardson, A. (2008). Managing complex organizations: Complexity thinking and the science and art of management. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 10(2), 13–26.

Tait, A., & Richardson, A. (2008). Confronting complexity. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 10(2), 27–40.

Hitchcock, D., & Lord, L. (1992). A convert's primer to socio-tech. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 15(3), 46–58.

McCann, J., Selsky, J., & Lee, J. (2009). Building agility, resilience and performance in turbulent environments. People & Strategy, 32(3), 44–51.

Trist, E. (1977). A concept of organizational ecology. Australian Journal of Management, 2(2), 161–171.

Baird, S. (2008). Sustainable design: The next Industrial Revolution? Technology Teacher, 67(4), 11–15.

Laszlo, K., & Laszlo, A. (2007). Fostering a sustainable learning society through knowledge-based development. Systems Research & Behavioral Science, 24(5), 493–503.

Lovins, A., Lovins, L. H., & Hawken, P. (2007). A road map for natural capitalism. Harvard Business Review, 85(7/8), 172–183.

Scott, A. (2009). Green chemistry: Cradle-to-cradle system gains momentum. Chemical Week, 171(4), 18–21.

Laszlo, A. (2004). Evolutionary systems design: A praxis for sustainable development. Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change, 1(1), 29–46.

McDonough, W., & Braungart, M. (2000). A world of abundance. Interfaces, 30(3), 55–65.

Werbach, A. (2009). When sustainability means more than green. McKinsey Quarterly, 4, 74–79.

Collins, J. (2005). Level 5 leadership. The triumph of humility and fierce resolve. Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 136–146.

George, B., Sims, P., McLean, A., & Mayer, D. (2007). Discovering your authentic leadership. Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 129–138.

LaBarre, P. (2000). Do you have the will to lead? Fast Company, 32, 222–227.

Bergvall-Kareborn, B., Mirijamdotter, A., & Basden, A. (2004). Basic principles of SSM modeling: An examination of CATWOE from a soft perspective. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 17(2), 55–73.

Brown, J., & Isaacs, D. (1997). Conversation as a core process. Executive Excellence, 14(8), 17–18.

Laszlo, A., Laszlo, K. C., & Dunsky, H. (2010). Redefining success: Designing systems sustainable strategies. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 27(1), 3–21.

Pinchot, G., & Pinchot, E. (2002). Higher intelligence. Executive Excellence, 19(4), 6–7.

Scharmer, C. O. (2008). Uncovering the blind spot of leadership. Leader to Leader, 47, 52–59.

Other Readings

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