A Different Way

Jennifer Simpson
2 min readFeb 25, 2024

How to Lead When Everything is Broken

A Butterfly Brightens a Bleak Space. Photo by Kristel Hayes on Unsplash

Do you ever feel like, everywhere you turn, so many things are just… broken right now?

We are living in an amazing time. While many things feel like they are falling apart, the opportunity to really re-imagine the future we want to build is truly greater than ever.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

~Buckminster Fuller

Today, you can download the fifth segment of my book, A Different Way, to explore how to break out of old patterns and build a better future.

Consider this: In most organizations today, we’re still using systems people developed during the Industrial Revolution over 150 years ago!

Assembly lines and top-down management systems were designed to turn people into processes — cogs in a wheel that could churn out widgets for a mass market.

Today, these systems get in the way of the kind of breakthough thinking we need to solve today’s most pressing problems.

This is why the ways we have organized ourselves for centuries suddenly seem to NOT WORK…



Jennifer Simpson

An artist, poet, leader, lover, daughter, sister, and mother living in Boulder, Colorado. Owner and CEO at Integrated Work. Author of the KOAN method.