Now the fourth edition of the original management classic features vivid, full-color illustrations! Find out why Robert Fritz calls this fable “a true classic” that demonstrates how “a good story can be one of the best sources of profound change.” Available in more than a dozen languages, “Outlearning the Wolves” continues to find new audiences and win the hearts of those who embrace its lessons. Yet, it is fair to say that the central message of this deceptively simple tale is almost as radical today as it was when it first published nearly two decades ago. As Fritz observes, it is still the rare organization that appreciates the insight that the sheep in the story discover: “Individual learning, good as it is, does not necessarily translate into organizational learning. The learning must become collective.” That is why this book continues to be such an important resource for innovators determined to confront the wolves of complacency in their organizations by stimulating people’s natural desire to creatively improve their results–together.
Rebecca began her career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, honed her skills as a systems thinking facilitator at GKA Inc, worked as VP of Affordable Housing Acquisitions for Boston Financial, and built her own Systems Thinking consultancy through which she was a key contributor to the ReThink Health Initiative, Climate Interactive’s Agritopia, and Dialogos’ work for the US Forestry Service. She has spent more than 25 years supporting corporate and philanthropic clients including Vistaprint, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AT&T, Ford, Smithkline Beecham, Shell, Amoco, and USDA. Her expertise is using collaborative causal mapping and System Dynamics simulation models to help multi-sector collaboratives think together better. Rebecca trained in Systems Dynamics in Jay Forrester’s Pre-College Education Project and John Sterman’s class while pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from MIT. She has served on the Society Policy Council and been a guest lecturer at MIT, Wharton, Dartmouth, and Brown. When not working as a systems thinking evangelist, Rebecca loves to travel the world. Pre-covid travels included Mexico, Chile, Morocco, Brazil, Uganda and Iceland to spend time with school children, whale sharks, camels, street art, gorillas and waterfalls. When stuck at home, she enjoys gardening, swimming, dancing, and renovating properties.