This article is adapted from my recent book, What Matters in This Moment: Leading Groups Through Uncertain Times. — Harry Webne-Behrman We spend a bit of energy trying to understand vicious cycles. These are negatively reinforced feedback loops in individuals, groups, and systems, where toxic actions reinforce one another and deepen the difficulties being experienced.Continue reading “CATALYZE AND SUSTAIN VIRTUOUS CYCLES IN GROUPS”

New Book! What Matters in This Moment

I am pleased to announce my new book! What Matters at Work: Leading Groups Through Uncertain Times was released in late 2021 and is now available in both paperback and Kindle versions. This new effort builds upon themes first developed in What Matters at Work, adding new strategies, tools, and processes to lead groups andContinue reading “New Book! What Matters in This Moment”

What Matters at Work eBook on Sale This Week!

Please excuse this promotional announcement… The eBook version of What Matters at Work will be on a special sale on the Amazon site for the coming week. It started at $ .99 today, November 26th, then increases to through the next seven days before returning to its usual $9.99 price (still an excellent deal) on December 4th.Continue reading “What Matters at Work eBook on Sale This Week!”

Consider the Risks of Global Networks and Build in Buffers

Connectivity is a fact of life in 21st Century economic, political, and social systems. We are now inextricably related to one another through networks that provide immense opportunities for leveraged scale and benefits, but which also expose us to the dark side of being unable to protect ourselves from the destructive actions of others overContinue reading “Consider the Risks of Global Networks and Build in Buffers”

Beyond Capitalism

In focusing on What Matters, it is crucial that we transcend previous constraints and parameters that limit our thinking about What’s Possible. Most of us have a tendency to view our own experience as “normal” and to extrapolate from our own realities to assume the “normal” for many others. This blind spot (previously explored inContinue reading “Beyond Capitalism”