The complex world in which we live requires leaders to think systemically. The concept of systems thinking was popularised by Peter Senge in his book “The Fifth Discipline” where he describes system thinking as:
“a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots.”
The practice of system thinking helps us see the underlying inter-relationships and connections which create the events occurring in our organisations.