Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?

Have you ever wondered why we often find it so hard to change mindset? Consider the common phrase, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks'… Now think about a recent example where you attempted to make a change in your behaviour at work, or at home, but inevitably fell back into old habits… Why … Continue reading Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?

What is Interest-Based Problem-Solving?

It is estimated that employees spend 42% of their time engaging in or attempting to resolve conflict and 20% of Managers' time is consumed with conflict-related issues. Masters and Albright (2002), in The Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace, point out that people thrive on conflict in most areas of their lives–football games, political debates, legal disputes–yet … Continue reading What is Interest-Based Problem-Solving?

Interest Based Problem Solving – The Steps

At its heart, Interest Based Problem Solving is inherently simple.  There are four steps. Step 1: Defining the Problem - The Opportunity Statement This step leads a team to develop an Opportunity Statement.  An opportunity statement creates the boundaries for the problem solving, usually begins with “What can/might we do to …”, is open-ended and … Continue reading Interest Based Problem Solving – The Steps

How to improve your leadership with 4 questions!

Here is how you improve your leadership thinking and behaviour. There are four questions you must answer. They logically have to be answered in order. Why change? Only you can answer this one. You know better than anyone what change will fix for you and what the benefit of improvement is. It is safe to … Continue reading How to improve your leadership with 4 questions!

How to grow with inherent dignity

How to grow with inherent dignity

This article explains the challenge of growing with inherent dignity and what you can do about it. Let’s explore... "I think, therefore I am" This statement by René Descartes became a fundamental element of Western philosophy and is at the heart of the western analytical approach to life. It is self-focused. "I am, because of the others" This statement … Continue reading How to grow with inherent dignity

What is interest-based bargaining? A free online training module.

This is one of the best online introductions to Interest-Based Bargaining we have seen and we acknowledge the copyright of The Fair Work Commission in Australia. Learn about a collaborative approach to bargaining – interest-based bargaining – and hear from employers, employees and representatives who have used it in their workplaces. Module overview This learning … Continue reading What is interest-based bargaining? A free online training module.

The Secrets to Changing Mindset on-demand eWebinar

Learn SEVEN secrets to changing mindset Secret 1 - The internal conflict you probably don't know you have Secret 2 - We all have hidden commitments Secret 3 - Security does not equal growth Secret 4 - Mindset is measurable Secret 5 - Systems thinking can unlock mindset Secret 6 - A unique synergy of … Continue reading The Secrets to Changing Mindset on-demand eWebinar

Critical Chain is a book on Leadership

“"I chose you because of your unique style of teaching," he surprises me. "Teaching through open discussion?" I'm astonished. "Yes," he says categorically. "For this program I'm more and more convinced that that is the only prudent way. The students have the relevant day-to-day experience. Open debate, steering a group of people to develop the … Continue reading Critical Chain is a book on Leadership

Inherent simplicity opens the door to our hidden beliefs.

"And your last observation highlights why Inherent Simplicity is so helpful. Inherent Simplicity recognizes that as we dive down, causes converge. Convergence means that each meaningful cause is responsible not for just one effect, but for more than one. Believing in Inherent Simplicity assures us that for any meaningful cause there are at least two … Continue reading Inherent simplicity opens the door to our hidden beliefs.

Did you know you can measure resistance to change?

The reason most people want change is to get more satisfaction. The reason most people don't want to change is to maintain their security. When people feel pressure to change and they feel pressure not to change they resist change. That is not good for people who want to grow (and that is everyone!) There … Continue reading Did you know you can measure resistance to change?

The cause of poor workplace performance – no matter which way you look at it.

A Finance Manager, Ops Manager, Human Resource Manager and a group of Employees walk into a bar. They all fight over whose round it is. End of joke! The Finance Manager had noticed that the Ops Manager and HR Manager always ask for more money than they need. They also noticed that every year they spend … Continue reading The cause of poor workplace performance – no matter which way you look at it.

If you do not deal directly with the core problem, don’t expect significant improvement.

Isn't It Obvious? Revised by Eliyahu M Goldratt (Author), Ilan Eshkoli (Author), Joe Brownleer (Author) A breakthrough solution is exposed when some unexpected events force Caroline and Paul, a married couple working for their family's retail business, to make a few small changes in the way things are done. A solution that propels the family's regional chain of stores … Continue reading If you do not deal directly with the core problem, don’t expect significant improvement.

You can do work that matters for people who care.

This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into … Continue reading You can do work that matters for people who care.

Ladies and gentlemen. The financial performance is not enough! A word from Goldratt.

"Ladies and gentleman.  The financial performance is not enough. The real thing is the harmony within the company. If you have the harmony within the company the financial performance will arrive. If you don’t have the harmony inside the company the financial performance, even if you have them, will be lost. The real key is … Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen. The financial performance is not enough! A word from Goldratt.

If we take this as a given we’ll find ourselves thinking clearly.

The Choice, Revised Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag TOC has been successfully applied in almost every area of human endeavour, from industry to healthcare to education. And while Eli Goldratt is indeed a scientist, an educator and a business leader, he is first and foremost a philosopher; some say a genius. He is … Continue reading If we take this as a given we’ll find ourselves thinking clearly.