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Patterns and Possibilities - Thriving in Uncertainty with Miss Handie

Patterns and Possibilities - Thriving in Uncertainty with Miss Handie

By HSD Patterns and Possibilities - Thriving in Uncertainty with Miss Handie
The Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) Patterns and Possibilities podcast focuses on a theory-based approach to seeing, understanding, and influencing patterns that disrupt our daily lives. Every day we deal with complex issues that emerge in the messiness of today's world. Often, the old ways of responding to those challenges fail us, leaving us unable to move forward. HSD offers perspectives and models to help you respond more effectively to the complexity you face. Every two weeks, this podcast will provide insights and tools to help you navigate the turbulence complexity in your life.
Affirmations of the Heart - Volume 2
Affirmations of the Heart uses HSD language to help you to See, Understand, and Influence your world with calmness, kindness, and resilience.  We invite you to listen to the affirmations, repeat them aloud and make them part of your daily pattern. If you enjoy what you hear, please share them with the folks in your circle. 
June 15, 2022
Transformation - Episode 10
The transformation that results from the HSD approach is true to the science and useful in many different challenges and contexts. In this episode, we will explore transformation from the HSD perspective: What is it? How can we set conditions for transformation that brings productivity, health, and well-being to human systems?
June 01, 2022
Affirmations of the Heart - Volume 1
We’re establishing a new pattern in HSD that we hope you’ll enjoy. We invite you to listen to 120 seconds of soothing affirmations, repeat them aloud and make this your new daily pattern.
May 18, 2022
The Concrete World of HSD - Episode 9
In today’s Age of Uncertainty, the winning strategy is to make a plan and hold it lightly. Keep asking questions outside the boundaries of your own silo. Support others in their plans, and hold them lightly, too. In school we learned that you should make a plan and stick to it, but that is a losing game when you are faced with unexpected events. In today’s uncertain environments, you have to be resilient and creative as you work with others to find your most Adaptive Action.
May 04, 2022
Strategic Frameworks: Plan at the Speed of Change - Episode 8
Traditional strategic plans are built around long lists of strategies with multiple objectives and tasks. Such a plan locks you into a single understanding of the environment and limited expectations for the future. In this episode, you’ll learn how HSD models and methods can transform strategic planning into meaningful, useful, and Adaptive Planning.  
April 20, 2022
Lead in the Age of Uncertainty - Episode 7
There was a time when a leader needed (and had time for) a catalogue full of training programs. Each task had its own skills, and each skill had its own course. As the role of the leader became more complex, the number of tasks—and the number of courses—multiplied. At the same time, the leader’s calendar filled up, leaving little space for learning. This pattern emerges often in the Age of Uncertainty: Increasing demand and decreasing resources. As these constraints increase, tension accumulates over time. At some point the situation becomes untenable. A new paradigm emerges to changes not just HOW MUCH can be done, but HOW to do it. Press play to learn how HSD can help you to create and spread a new paradigm and create a place where leaders thrive, in spite of complexity and constraints. 
April 06, 2022
Your Stories: See the Simple in the Complex - Episode 6
We have our own stories to tell, and we have important stories we need to hear. But how can our stories compete with all the noise? We need compelling narratives to capture the imagination and reveal deeper meaning, so ours stand out from the noise. We need to be prepared to understand the deeper meaning in the stories we hear. How can we sift through the noise to find the compelling stories of our time? How can we create narratives to capture the attention and imagination of others?  Press play to learn easy ways to zoom in and zoom out to find the simplest and sexiest aspects of your complex stories.
March 23, 2022
Generative Collaboration: Partnerships for 21st Century Challenges - Episode 5
In the 21st century, people are looking for ways to build coalitions and partnerships that make a difference in the world. Whether it’s corporate, non-profit, or governmental strategy, organizations and groups are realizing they can’t do it all. The challenges are too big. People, ideas, and needs are too diverse. We will discuss how we can form partnerships that make a difference in the differences we make in the world.
March 09, 2022
Generative Engagement: Leverage Dynamics of Interaction - Episode 4
This episode focuses on Generative Engagement, an HSD-based model/method that can help you explore your system to make decisions about how you can set conditions for more productive interactions. Listen and learn how to use Generative Engagement in a challenging human system where you live, work, or play.
February 23, 2022
Generative Engagement: Balance of Power - Episode 3
A critical capacity that ensures generative engagement is a deep understanding of power from an HSD perspective. In HSD, we talk about “power with” rather than “power over” to describe generative relationships. Do those who wield influence in the system listen to and consider perspectives of those who have less influence? Do those who traditionally have less influence in the system believe their voices can and will be heard? What happens when the formal—or informal—distribution of power does not honor or establish patterns that sustain the system? Press play to find out why these questions are being asked and listen to a real life altering experience that outlines why they are part of the difference that makes a difference.
February 09, 2022
Facilitating Conversation - Episode 2
Facilitation has outgrown its traditional image. It’s no longer about an individual at the front of the room guiding a group of people through processes. It’s no longer just about decision making, conflict resolution, or team building. Many factors in today’s world have brought a new look to the role of facilitation. We will discuss how the role can be used today to enrich and expand conversations.
January 26, 2022
HSD Invites YOU to be a Curious Fool - Episode 1
In our first episode, Miss Handie explains what Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) is, why it matters, and how it can be used to transform wicked issues. She invites you to join her on the HSD journey with an open mind and a foolish sense of curiosity. Miss Handie believes that foolish curiosity opens the door to endless possibilities with HSD that everyone can experiment with, experience, and enjoy.
January 12, 2022