Paradoxically, coherence is both simple and extremely complex. Conceptually, it is a stable, dynamic pattern of variability within a complex system. It is this stable, dynamic pattern of variability that then facilitates healthy, functional change and evolution within that system. Coherence is therefore an integral part of sustaining a great corporate reputation because the state of coherence, in business and in biology, influences great leadership. This entry explains the characteristics of a coherent system and how coherence allows an organization to thrive.

Although we live in a rapidly changing world, we never really stop to consider the deep nature of the changes. As a result, we can easily feel threatened and scared of change and will often actively resist it. Yet change is actually a sign ...

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