In this episode, Jim and Trisha talk with Chris Field, founder of Mercy Project, author, and speaker. They dive into the significance of systems thinking for leaders, emphasizing how it can address complex problems and instill hope within their organizations. Through his own journey, Chris highlights the value of long-term commitment, warns against the allure of quick fixes, and champions the enduring power of persistence.
Chris’s story underscores the importance of understanding the intricacies of a problem before attempting to solve it. By identifying the root cause and working towards a sustainable solution, real and lasting change can be achieved. Whether it’s tackling child trafficking or any other complex issue, the principles of systems thinking, persistence, and introspection are invaluable.
- Origin of Mercy Project
- Understanding the Real Issue
- Systems Thinking vs. Linear Thinking
- Persistence – “Transformation happens in years, not in days.”
- Chris’s New Book: Chris talks about his upcoming book, which is an introspective look at his life and the importance of understanding oneself.
Resources & Links:
- Chris Field: Learn more about Chris’s work at meetchrisfield.com.
- Disrupting for Good
- A Billion Hours of Good
- Mercy Project: An organization dedicated to ending child trafficking in Ghana through sustainable solutions.
- The Leader’s Journey: For those interested in learning more about systems thinking and leadership skills, visit theleadersjourney.us.