Introduction

Who Is This Book For?

Simply, this book is for anyone who has ambitions to develop themselves, their organizations, and the complex systems of which we all play a part! You are likely to pick up this book if you are dissatisfied with the way in which “development” seems to have become, somewhat ironically, stuck in a past world of corporate management. Here, command-and-control attitudes, albeit dressed up in modern language, remain the dominant relational paradigm with a narrow paternalistic perspective on how people need to be managed. As people, we can do much better than this. If you are concerned about your own and others unaddressed development needs in a system context, then this book, regardless of your profession, role, ...

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