Self-Differentiated Leadership and Systems Thinking

Special Guest

Gil Crosby -Author

Gil Crosby has practiced Organization Development since 1984. His OD is rooted in Kurt Lewin’s Action Research methods, and Edwin Friedman’s systems thinking. His second book, “Leadership Can Be Learned: Clarity, Connection and Results,” was published in 2017. He can be reached at and/or 302-983-1429.

Hosted by:

Ritu Budakoti has spent the majority of her professional life working in the field of Education. She is an experienced International School Educator. Ms. Budakoti is highly motivated, dedicated, resourceful, and a goal-driven professional with a solid commitment to make the world a safer, better and more efficient place.


Self-Differentiated Leadership and Systems Thinking

The premise of this webinar is that leadership is poorly understood because human systems are poorly understood. Like the paradigms of old, which were eventually discarded—flat earth, earth at the center of the universe, and so on—most people are trapped in a limiting paradigm of personal authority and human systems. Problems are understood as “clashes of personality,” and blame is directed at the superficial level of individuals, groups, and structure. The result is hardly more sophisticated than a soap opera. The true root cause is over- looked, and hence perpetuated.

There is a way out, clearly demonstrated, consistently replicated, and yet little known. This webinar clarifies that path, blazed by family systems therapist Dr. Edwin Friedman. As the title of my latest book suggests, leadership can be learned. Although there is art to leadership, there is also science. With this webinar you will gain a new understanding of human systems and of how to improve yourself and the system you are in.

Learning Objectives:

This exclusive session will highlight:

  • Friedman’s Five Characteristics of Chronically Anxious (i.e., over stressed) Systems
  • The Three Components of Dr. Murray Bowen’s Self-Differentiation Inner Guidance System
  • The Three Components of Friedman’s Self-Differentiated Leadership
  • The application of all of the above to leading and influencing organizations