As for the two previous modules, it is important that you read the following articles and prepare your questions and comments about them:
We hope that you are enjoying the programme so far. As you are now two-thirds of the way through the core elements of Leading for the Future, we hope that you are already experiencing tangible benefits from the learning and development in which you have been involved so far.
"Bakens" and Action Planning
As you focus on creating vision and momentum for change on the "wicked" or complex issues you may be facing, it is helpful to consider the use of action planning tools. These tools can be helpful in focusing on how to make the change happen. In the programme, we will continue to explore the use of the "Bakens" (reference: the Netherlands Pedagogical Institute) model for this purpose. The best starting point for developing your understanding of the "Bakens" model is the article by Malcolm Young.
You may also want to reflect on using the "Bakens" model alongside other guidance around action planning. To help you in doing this, have a look at some of the resources in GoodPractice.net - especially around Decision making, critical thinking and problem solving.
The Bakens model is incredibly helpful in supporting your thinking about your wicked issue. If you are interested in reading more about "systems thinking", then you might find the following resources useful:
For further perspective on the Shadow Side, there is this: Working the Shadow Side: A Guide to Positive Behind-the-Scenes Management (1994) by Gerard Egan.