Of all the leadership strategies that the Theory of Constraints offers, the guiding principle of Inherent Dignity stands tall. But what exactly is inherent dignity, and how does it fit into the modern workplace? Understanding Inherent Dignity In The Choice, by Eliyahu Goldratt and his daughter Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag, Efrat notes: “The third obstacle we need … Continue reading Inherent Dignity – The Cornerstone of Modern Leadership
In trying to improve organizational performance we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the intricacies of human behavior, societal dynamics, and the myriad of emotions and cognitive processes that drive our actions. The human system, with its vast web of interconnections, is a classic example of a "complex adaptive system" (CAS). But what if we could … Continue reading Inherent Simplicity: A New Lens to Understand the Human System
Eliyahu M. Goldratt, revered for his Theory of Constraints, ventured beyond the typical business paradigms. Throughout his works, he delves deep into the human psyche, unpacking the mental and emotional challenges we face. His collaboration with his daughter, Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag, is particularly illuminating, shedding light on the psychological barriers to a fulfilling life. Goldratt's Psychological … Continue reading Eliyahu M. Goldratt: A Psychological Deep Dive into Life’s Challenges
Welcome back, dear followers. Today, we're setting foot in Chicago again, drawn in by an iconic figure, Abraham Lincoln. This time, we find ourselves standing before a statue of a solemn, seated Lincoln. This depiction is officially known as Abraham Lincoln, Head of State, a powerful creation by Irish-born sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Chicago holds deep … Continue reading Rising Above The Clouds: Contemplations from the Seated Lincoln in Chicago
Welcome back, fellow travellers and seekers of knowledge! In a turn of events, my travels brought me to Milwaukee, the home of the legendary Harley-Davidson. It was an easy train trip from Chicago to Milwaukee, and, fueled by my love for motorcycles and the rich history of Harley Davidson, it was a must-do. For myself, … Continue reading Rising Above The Clouds: The Harley-Davidson Journey – Conflict, Change, and Community
In the world of business models and strategies, we often come across words that are used interchangeably. 'Customer', 'Client' and 'Consumer' – each of these terms carries a unique meaning and relevance depending on the context. As we dive into the nuances of The 3Cs Model, an important question arises: which term should we use? … Continue reading Decoding the 3Cs: Customer, Client or Consumer?
Welcome back. As we continue our global journey of rising above conflicts, our second stop brings us to a great site in Chicago - The Cloud Gate, popularly known as 'The Bean.' Upon first glance, The Cloud Gate is an impressive piece of public art, a shiny mirror-like surface reflecting Chicago's breathtaking skyline. However, think … Continue reading Rising Above The Clouds: A Reflection in Chicago’s Cloud Gate
Welcome, to the first post on my "Rising Above The Clouds: A Travel Blog". This blog marks the beginning of an exciting new journey where I will share stories, insights, and reflections from my travels around the globe. As a Conflict Resolution Practitioner, I utilize the Evaporating Cloud method from the Theory of Constraints, among … Continue reading Rising Above The Clouds: A Global Journey Through the Lens of Conflict
Ready to kick negative self-talk to the curb? Sign up for my FREE email series and become the best version of yourself – all while learning to master your mindset! In today's fast-paced world, developing a strong mindset that enables you to navigate life's challenges with resilience and confidence is more important than ever. One … Continue reading Mindset Mastery: Turning Your Inner Critic into Your Inner Cheerleader 📣
They say a picture paints a thousand words. They also say that human behaviour is complex. Fortunately, Human Synergistics International has a model that paints a picture of human behaviour. It is called a Circumplex. The Circumplex is a visual model of humans' thinking and behaviour styles. It is used to help individuals, managers, leaders, … Continue reading How to see your thinking and behaviour styles
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“We are in the middle of one of the most profound shifts in human history, where the primary work of mankind is moving from the Industrial Age of “control” to the Knowledge Worker Age of “release.” – Stephen R Covey For centuries people have organised themselves into collective groups. We all know that when we … Continue reading What is High Performance through Engagement?
In the context of sustainable high performance in an organization, the three-legged stool metaphor represents the three necessary conditions for achieving that goal: Commercial Responsibility, Customer Value, and Culture. The first leg of the stool is Commercial responsibility, which refers to an organization's ability to manage its finances, resources, and operations to ensure its long-term … Continue reading Unlocking Sustainable High Performance: The Power of the Three-Legged Stool
Interest-Based Problem-Solving, an approach rooted in addressing the underlying needs, interests, and concerns of all parties involved, has gained prominence as an effective method for conflict resolution and collaboration in the workplace. In addition to fostering stronger working relationships, this method can also accelerate personal growth and development. By incorporating elements of Robert Kegan's Constructive … Continue reading Five Ways Interest-Based Problem-Solving Accelerates Personal Growth and Development at Work
Amanda had always been fiercely independent. She prided herself on being self-reliant and self-sufficient. She had built a successful business from the ground up, and she was always looking for new opportunities to expand it further. But there was a problem. Amanda had trouble relating to others. She struggled to connect with people on a … Continue reading You don’t have to “go it alone”
Discover the Power of finding Synergy between Commercial Responsibility, Customer Value, and Culture Are you tired of the conflict, silos and inefficiency that stop your organisation from delivering on its potential? Do you want more collaboration, flow and throughput to drive performance and achieve more for your organisation? If so, then this webinar could be for you! … Continue reading How to evaporate Conflict, reduce Silos and stop inefficiency in your organisation
Peter had always been an ambitious individual. He was a high-performing manager at a reputable company, and he was always seeking to improve the way things were done. One day, he had an idea to harness the power of his team's ideas to achieve even better performance. He knew that if he could get his … Continue reading How to stop the habit of being against things
Amanda had always been fiercely independent. She started her small business from scratch and worked hard to make it successful. However, as the business grew, Amanda realized that she needed to collaborate with others to expand further. She struggled with the idea of relying on others and found it hard to trust anyone else with … Continue reading How to stop having difficulty being accepted
Loraine was a high achiever and a perfectionist who had always taken her work very seriously. However, she had a reputation for not taking criticism well, which often made it difficult for her to collaborate effectively with others. Loraine recognised that she had conflicting needs. On one hand, she wanted to improve herself and to … Continue reading Learning to accept criticism
Trevor had always been a successful businessman but had difficulty letting go of control. He believed that to have great decisions happening in the business, he needed to keep control of the decision-making. But as he began to recognise the importance of his employees' input, he realised he needed to find a different way. Trevor … Continue reading Giving up being dictatorial