We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

The challenge is to make the world work for 100% of humanity in

the shortest possible time, with spontaneous cooperation.

--- Buckminster Fuller

 

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

--Mary Oliver

 

 

What holds it together is not force, obligation, material incentive, or social contract, but rather shared values and the undersatnding that some tasks can be accomplished together that could never accomplished separately.

--Donella and Dennis Meadows, Jorgen Randers;  Beyond The Limits 

 

 

 

 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi

Vision

Our vision at Seed Systems is a sustainable world where all life thrives for all time.


Mission 

Seed Systems uses a systems-in-action approach consulting with individual leaders, teams, organizations, and networks to transform organizations and create a sustainable world. 

We employ the tools and methods of systems thinking, organizational learning, and living systems principles while working with leaders and organizations at every scale of human enterprise, and in every sector, as consultants, coaches, speakers, and authors.

 

Action

The Skills and disciplines learned by organizations and communities produce action on the ground toward sustainability outcomes.  Ongoing coaching and follow up ensurs that learning continues, deliverables are met, accountibility is taken, relationships across boundaries are strengthened, understanding of the system is deepened and innovation is accelerated.

 


Living Systems Principles

We believe that having learned from a successful 4 billion-year experiment in creating life, the Natural world is our guide to creating living systems. Thus, we design our work according to Nature’s proven and essential principles for life. We call these the WINDS of change:

 

Waste = Food

Interdependence

Nurturing all life

Diversity

Sun is our sources of energy 


Values

  • All life is sacred
  • Nurture Diversity
  • Aim to “walk our talk” practicing principles we teach
  • Gratitude
  • Listening
  • Genuine curiosity
  • Encouraging sustainability “from the inside out” where we bring all parts of ourselves to the work. This means valuing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual ways of knowing.


Leadership Qualities emerging from Living Systems Principles and Values 

FromTo

I Lead

Top-Down

Linear View

Power Over

Me

Organization is Machine

Co-creativity

Collaboration

Systemic View

Power With

We

Organization is Alive