We are conditioned to think linearly. Valuable things (like software) have emerged from linear thinking. The challenge is that linear thinking is also, assuredly, our biggest blocker when we are systems building.
Empowered teams invest time, energy, attention, passion, systemic reasoning, care and experience in each other and in the work. They drive necessary change.
How do you provide integration leadership, facilitating dialogues that improve outcomes? The short answer is: you practice.
When we are deciding what to think or believe, argumentation is a method of inquiry. It integrates and differentiates perspectives using sound judgement.
Strategic thinking and systems thinking are interdependent. Complex technology initiatives rely on both. Avoid drowning in the gaps between them. Build bridges with strong collective decision making.
Strategic thinking is the alpha topic because crafting context gives meaning and value to everything we do.