“Vision without systems thinking ends up painting lovely pictures of the future with no deep understanding of the forces that must be mastered to move from here to there.”
- Peter Senge, Systems Thinker
Human systems intelligence relates to unique human abilities to engage in collective intelligence and regulate our nervous systems by mastering the mammalian mechanisms of sociality and bonding. This includes the ability to recognize patterns of behavior, communicate effectively, and adapt to changing circumstances.
Systems resilience relates to various pillars of network engineering that allow for robustness of systems that can withstand adversity using strategic mechanisms of anticipation, resistance, detection, response and recovery.
We can develop human systems intelligence and resilience by increasing our self-awareness and knowledge of how the neurophysiology of perception, emotional reactions and unconscious processes influence our ability to interact, communicate and co-regulate with others.
As we increase our understanding, we can become more intentional with how we use our unique forms of intelligence, sociality and communication as mechanisms for achieving our highest levels of wellbeing and energy optimization.
Human Systems Resilience - FREE mini-book for subscribers starting August 31
What do we mean when we say someone is resilient? Generally speaking, we include an idea of ‘bouncing back’ from an adverse event or challenge. But what exactly does this mean? Are we implying the person goes back to the way they were before the event? If we define resilience from this simplistic perspective, we miss out on a few key features that make systems truly resilient, according to systems and resilience research.
In this book, discover what resilience means from a neurophysiological perspective, and explore 4 Guiding Principles of how systems become truly resilient. Learn about resilience from attachment and couples therapy ideas, as well as how the military ideas of survivability can enhance our ideas of resilience in powerful, purposeful ways. You’ll get an entire page of references for related research to help you explore the topic even further.
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