Re: Best Intro Exercise? LO3005
Fri, 29 Sep 1995 22:59:26 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO2977 --

At the STIA conference, Daniel Kim, did an interesting exercise
that sounds like it might fit the bill. Everyone was handed a peacock
feather. He asked them to balance it on their finger while looking
at where the feather contacts the finger - a difficult to impossible
task. Next he instructed the audience to balance it on the finger,
but look at the top of feather. Voila, no problem. Topics to discuss:
systems, leverage, events & structure, short term vs. long term
thinking, etc. Linda Booth showed the same exercise with a rolled
up newspaper. Other good exercises in Linda's book, "Systems
Thinking Playbook." Available from Turning Point Foundation,

Jim Saveland