What? This chapter sets out the fourth stage of the five-stage Adaptive Learning Pathway for Systemic Leadership, which focuses on the importance of involving people and endeavouring to restore a listening ear for the ‘joined up’ nature of individuals, rather than enacting a fragmented landscape of specialised services. There are four suggested resources signposted for thinking about people, whether within organisations, across organisations or within communities. These include changing conversations, Soft Systems Methodology, Interactive Planning and Community Operational Research. The operational principle for focusing on people is participation: the chapter concludes with the associated key facet of systemic leadership for this principle.
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