Systems Sensitive Leadership, by Armour and Browning

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Systems Sensitive Leadership: Thinking Systems Summarized
[from Systems Sensitive Leadership, by Michael Armour and Don Browning]
Systems Summary
System Primary Existence Issue Leadership Spirituality Characteristic Strengths Weaknesses
System 1 Physical survival Non-existent leadership Little or none Aimless wandering driven to survive driven by immediate necessities
System 2 Personal safety among unseen powers little hierarchy immanence/mystery of God spiritual rituals respects spiritual realities little freedom for self-determination
System 3 Physical safety among hostile human powers “tough” boss at top of hierarchy respects God for his power and might defiant, plays to win, fights can withstand oppresssion becomes undisciplined easily
System 4 Moral, social stability in immoral world follows leaders of integrity and morality almost unquestioningly reveres transcendent God idealistic, strong moral codes, diligent work builds strong community legalistic, bureaucratic, motivates with guilt and fear
System 5 Personal success and achievement wants leaders who make things happen God as friend and guide self-improvement, energetic, seeks new ideas inventive, innovative may sacrifice relationships
System 6 Relationships of intimacy and mutual support flat organizations with empowerment God as healer and reconciler care for others promotes stronger society may disparage tradition
System 7 Averting polarization dispersed decision making God as great integrator “big picture” views, long range emphasis anticipates change can miss people and details in the long focus
System 8 Genuine oneness, even with the environment collaboration holistically God as being behind all being transcultural, transethnic thinks globally about impact of actions esoteric, impatient

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