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  • Focus on The Goal, or How to Walk on a Tightrope

    In business, and in life, there can be times when it feels as though you are walking a tightrope. Every step is hazardous. It’s a scary prospect and it takes great skill to keep your footing. While speaking to an entrepreneur recently we were reminded of the anecdote of a Rabbi who was conf...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, Prerequisite Tree, Thinking Process Tools, tightrope, Transition Tree

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  • Protecting Projects from Chaos: A Tool

    Projects can easily get out of hand. They are subject to the chaos that can arise when human interactions are not governed by precise guidelines. Entropy exists and it affects behaviours as well everything else. When we use the  Transition Tree Tool to break projects down into actions we are...

    Tags: project management, Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, project, Thinking Process Tools, Transition Tree

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  • Procrastination – Don’t Let it Bite

    Procrastination is one of the greatest enemies of productivity and can play havoc with project management. On top of that, it can chip away at self-esteem. How can we help ourselves and others to overcome something so insidious and yet so common? Can’t Do Won’t Do? One of the reason...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, conflict cloud, procrastination, project management, Transition Tree

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  • The Risk of Not Working to a Goal Plan? Just Filling Your Time

    No matter how busy we may be doing stuff during the day, that “busyness” is not necessarily a measure of progress. In fact, if we haven’t established a goal plan for our work for the year, quarter, month or day, then we really don’t know what we’re doing or why. Unle...

    Tags: project management, Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, future reality tree, goal plan, time management, Transition Tree

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  • Come together, right now! Technology for Collaboration

    New technological platforms are emerging almost daily to allow people to come together and collaborate. This should be good news because every human activity aimed at producing a result requires collaboration. Even more good news is that this is very healthy in evolutionary terms: collabora...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, change, oriented network, Prerequisite Tree, project management, technology for collaboration, Transition Tree

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  • What’s a Priority? Thinking it Through

    We need structure and priorities at every level in order to lead constructive and productive lives and to deliver whatever it is we produce as companies and individuals. So the practical problem becomes, how do we decide what a priority is? When we’re faced with something we have to accompl...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, critical chain, Prerequisite Tree, priority, Transition Tree

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  • How to Lead Change Management – A Systemic Approach

    Any time leaders try to introduce change into an organization they will be faced with the fear and conflicts of the people involved in the changes. This is true for digital transformation and it is true for any major shift. If these reactions and resistance to change are not managed, the...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, change management, core conflict cloud, future reality tree, resistance to change, six layers of resistance, Thinking Processes, Transition Tree

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  • How to Create a Systemic Strategy

    Strategy is about identifying a direction and creating robust solutions to move coherently in that direction. It involves identifying the systemic changes that need to be created. There are three main phases for this: what to change what to change to how to make the change happen   For ...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, Uncategorized, change, core conflict cloud, Prerequisite Tree, strategy, Transition Tree

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  • Why you cannot use tentative language in a logic tree

    I once happen to see a Current Reality Tree cluttered with “coulds” and “shoulds”. Conditional or tentative language cannot be used with logic trees and here is why. Cause-and-effect (sufficiency logic) The Logical Thinking Process logic trees use either sufficiency or n...

    Tags: Thinking Processes, Categories of Legitimate Reservations, Current Reality Tree, Evaporating Cloud, Future Reality Tree, Goal Tree, Logical Thinking Process, Transition Tree

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  • How to Do Meaningful Meetings with Purpose and Results

    People spend an inordinate amount of their lives in meetings. More often than not, these meetings do not achieve satisfactory results, despite best intentions. Our time on this planet is finite and none of us can afford to waste time that could be dedicated to achieving something meaningful. The...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, conflict cloud, intelligent emotions, Meetings, Prerequisite Tree, Thinking Processes, Transition Tree

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