How is it normal that most young people, and people in general don’t know how to break down a big idea into manageable actions?
If you wanted to solve a gnarly problem like climate change, homelessness, or drug addiction, what would you do first?
I’m not sure most people know how to answer that question.
What skill is more important than making complexity manageable? What is more critical as a society than to solve some of these massive problems?
I would argue this skill enables dozens of other productive skills crucial in any job. It’s not easy to learn. You can’t find it in a textbook. It comes from trial, error and reflection. No one can tell you how to do it, but the process is accelerated by facilitators and coaches. It’s rare and it matters. But let’s make it abundant, because it will still matter just as much, perhaps more if we can all be systems thinkers, action takers and change makers.