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Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
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1.2 Reflective practice

Thinking strategically is theory informed by action. Thinking and practice are of course integral. But it is this integral relationship between thinking and practice that demarcates systems practice as a distinct competence. Figure 2 illustrates the relationship in terms of a learning cycle using a simple causal-loop diagram.

Figure 2 Causal-loop diagram illustrating the learning process associated with reflective practice