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
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
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
Amanda had always been a determined woman. She had started her own small business from scratch, and it had grown to become a successful enterprise. But as the years passed, she found herself feeling more and more disconnected from the people around her. She had become so focused on her work that she had forgotten … Continue reading How to deal with internal conflict
How can we combine the research on adult development with existing world-class tools to measure mindset and accelerate the journey towards great leadership? A leader's mindset plays a huge role in their leadership development. We know that different levels of mindset elicit different types of behaviours. For example, a person with a fixed mindset will … Continue reading How to develop your Leadership 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?
If daring is the key to great leadership, and vulnerability is the key to being daring, then how can we combine the research on vulnerability with existing world-class tools to measure our journey towards becoming a great leader? The picture below shows the before and after of one of my clients. It shows a shift from … Continue reading How to become a ‘daring’ leader …
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!
When people feel pressure to Change and they feel pressure Not to Change they resist Change! Have you ever wondered why people often resist change, especially when they know it's for their own good? If you're intrigued by this paradox, this article will shed some light on this fascinating aspect of human behaviour. We are … Continue reading Unraveling the Mystery of Resistance to Change
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
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
"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.
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?