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Leaders achieving focus in the place of not knowing (2000)
Journal Article
Simpson, P., & Burnard, H. (2000). Leaders achieving focus in the place of not knowing. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 21(5), 235-242. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437730010340052

The senior manager's role is to constantly identify and clarify what to focus on and then to direct energy into that focus. This involves learning to gain clarity of purpose within a context of uncertainty and disagreement: the place of not knowing.... Read More about Leaders achieving focus in the place of not knowing.

Using a red-blue exercise to facilitate learning about complex systems (2000)
Journal Article
Simpson, P. (2000). Using a red-blue exercise to facilitate learning about complex systems. Journal of European Industrial Training, 24(5), 291-296. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590010372065

The red-blue exercise is an example of an iterated prisoner's dilemma (IPD) and is commonly used in educational and training settings to help participants to develop skills in conflict management, negotiation, and inter-group dynamics. In this paper,... Read More about Using a red-blue exercise to facilitate learning about complex systems.

The Upside of the Downside: How Utilizing Defensive Dynamics Can Support Learning in Groups (2000)
Journal Article
Simpson, P., French, R., & Vince, R. (2000). The Upside of the Downside: How Utilizing Defensive Dynamics Can Support Learning in Groups. Management Learning, 31(4), 457-470. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507600314003

In this paper we suggest that it is important in management education to work with the defensive dynamics in learning groups. Through a consideration of the dynamics within complex systems, we argue that the ways in which these defensive dynamics are... Read More about The Upside of the Downside: How Utilizing Defensive Dynamics Can Support Learning in Groups.