Making the magic of systems leadership accessible to
Acclaimed as being “astonishingly creative and an
educator in the best sense of the word”, Anupam Saraph has been making the magic of
systems leadership accessible to institutions and individuals across Asia, Africa, Europe,
and the Americas. He has brought inspiring insights and empowered unconventional interventions
through his methods.
In 1994, systems thinker Donella Meadows highlighted that Anupam had invented "a new kind of
modeling and a new philosophy" that recognized for the first time, “that 'systems' arise,
ultimately, out of consciousness; that the most profound way to understand a system is to
understand its consciousness; and that the most inexpensive, elegant, and lasting way to
change a malfunctioning system is to change its consciousness”. The resulting field of
possibility innovation has enabled innovative and impact
making designs and responses that shape futures of systems and the institutions and individuals
Since then, Anupam's methods have empowered systems leadership across the
United Nations, World Economic Forum, Club of Rome, governments and public institutions
across continents, NGOs, small, medium, and large businesses, as well as communities, bringing
the art of possibility, responsibility, and empathy to their worlds. With it they have been able
to improve alignment to common purposes, refine their missions, and bring sustainability,
resilience, and robustness while furthering their causes, accomplishing phenomenal growth, and
creating lasting value.
He also mentors and builds capacity for systems thinking, writes columns, and finds connection,
energy and joy in deep conversations, reading, music, and being with nature –
wildlife, freshwater streams, mountains, and wilderness. He occasionally dabbles in watercolors,
gardening, and harmonium.