Real-world policy analyses efforts indicate repeated behavioral patterns that inhibit systems approaches, such as the time and budget pressures, the trade-off of detail vs. high-level insights, and the tendency to dwell in the familiar rather than delve into the unrevealed. Examining “mainstream” (non System Dynamic) business and policy processes issues such as these seems critical to increasing the introduction of systems approaches. However, the perspective we as a community of modelers takes is critical to reinventing business and policy analyses. To the extent the barriers are seen as circumstances of the modeling environments there is little leverage towards resolution; if we can see the impediments as being a result of our behavior as analysts, the nature of the barriers change and there is much more opportunity for improvement. The paper examines a non–System Dynamics policy analysis for the electric utility industry from both these points of view.