Film Introduction

Working with Inner Complexity:
An Introduction to Landscape of the Mind

Devised & presented by Kate Hopkinson

Director, Inner Skills Consultancy Ltd, and senior research associate, Complexity Research Group, London School of Economics

New film on Inner Complexity: as a collaboration between Kate and LSE, this substantial new film draws together many real world organisational applications of Landscape of the Mind.

Management and organisational development today needs flexible and innovative approaches and resources – as this film is designed to be. It can be streamed free of charge from this website, and also LSE.

It is not an academic presentation of a theory ; nor is it a training video. It explores the space of possibilities which open up, if the LoM model is used as a lense to illuminate practical experience in organisations. This in turn provides a powerful catalyst to more flexible action and effective change.

The film includes brief coverage of some of the evidential base for the methodology, including before-and-after measures and the results of a neurocognitive pilot study. It also includes a dramatic example of a direct impact on a company’s bottom line, of using Landscape of the Mind.

“Working with Inner Complexity” was launched at LSE and you can read the reactions to it here.

It is in 3 parts:

Part 1: Introduction to Landscape of the Mind
Part 2: Applications & implications for individuals and organisations
Part 3: Personal experiences: interviews with users

Who is the film for?

1. Executives and managers in organisations, confronted with the need to enhance effectiveness under conditions of unprecedented uncertainty, turbulence and change. This operating context requires a different approach to the classic challenges, such as leadership and team development, innovation, and talent management

Then there is the unrelenting need to achieve ever more with ever less. Most organisations are well into the law of diminishing returns with traditional cost cutting exercises. LoM has uncovered a distinctive emergent focus which allows access to untapped potential ( see especially the sections of the film on the use of divergent inner skills, and reaping the divergence dividend ). [ click here to go straight to these sections of the film ]

2. Management and organisation developers, aware that under pressure, organisations have difficulty recognising, and acting on, the need for substantive – and substantial – change.
LoM provides a perspective which facilitates the early stages of this often reluctant journey, and then a framework which supports effective implementation.

There is also full tranferability using LoM, so that the organisation’s capability to tackle further challenges is raised, while subtle but profound culture change also supports continuing co-evolution rather than reversion to the status quo.

3. Individuals – self directed and virtual learners

The LoM approach offers an alternative to classical psychological theories and models. It can help you understand yourself, including especially your strengths, gifts and qualities, as well as any gaps, biases and blind spots

LoM can take the heat out of relationships and situations where tensions may run high, and opens up constructive alternatives .

It can also supply you with ways of thinking about and building on your professional development which will help you move forward.

Notes for users

The entire film ( including all three parts ) provides approximately 2.5 hours of content

Part 1 should be watched first, although some more specialised sections can be skipped if necessary ( see section titles below ).

Section titles

Part 1: Introduction to Landscape of the Mind
Part 2: Applications & implications for individuals and organisations
Part 3: Personal experiences: interviews with users

Queries and further information :

i) About Landscape of the Mind and the film : hopkinson @
ii) About complexity science and the work of the Complexity research group at LSE : or E.Mitleton-Kelly @