A hallmark of Plexus Institute for nearly 20 years are the formal and informal conversations, discussions and webinars focused on applied principles of complexity across the professional, scientific and academic fields.
Episode 4: Cynthia Kurtz
Cynthia F. Kurtz is a researcher and consultant who has been helping communities and organizations work with their stories since 1999. She has consulted on more than eighty narrative projects for a variety of government agencies and for-profit and non-profit corporations. Working with a series of collaborators, she developed an approach to story work that helps communities and organizations make better, more grounded decisions by making sense of their own stories. She is widely considered a leader in the field of organizational and community narrative. Cynthia lives in upstate New York with her husband, son, dog, cat, forest, and stories.
Episode 3: Jennifer Garvey Berger
Jennifer Garvey Berger is known around the world for her application of insights from the study of complex human systems, to the challenges and work of leadership. She is a successful leadership coach and consultant, and is the author of several successful books, including “Mind Traps,” which explores and explains the most common and impactful ways we get stuck in our thinking and action. In this new Plexus Podcast, Jennifer talks with host Bruce Waltuck about her learning journey from studies in adult development, into complexity, as well as her literally global journey from growing up in America, to her years in New Zealand, and now in England. Jennifer offers keen insights on acting into our most complex challenges, at this most complex and challenging time.
Episode 2: Kevin Dooley
Kevin Dooley is a world-renown expert on supply chain management. He is also a renowned scholar of complex adaptive systems. His were among the earliest and most-often cited academic papers on complexity and organization change. Join Kevin in conversation with Plexus Podcast host Bruce Waltuck as they discuss supply chain disruption and adaptation, and other challenges and opportunities emerging from the global virus pandemic.
Episode 1: Richard Knowles
Dick Knowles (author of “The Leadership Dance” and creator of the Process Enneagram) is a long term Plexus Institute member. His paper published at Plexus Institute, Engaging the Natural Tendency of Self-Organization is am important early work on the influences of complexity and human nature.