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
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
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?
The use of Interest-Based Problem-Solving (IBPS) to engage employees (and their representatives) in solving business problems is gaining momentum worldwide. At its heart, IBPS is a form of systems thinking that provides a structure to a problem solving or negotiating session where instead of it being “you against me because of the problem”, it becomes “you and … Continue reading The problems with Interest-Based Problem-Solving and how to fix them
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!
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
Who, or what should be blamed for poor performance? Should we blame the system or the people? The first problem here is blame. Nothing good ever came from blaming. Let's think logically about the problem. It seems to me that we should focus on supporting people (not blaming them) so that they can improve the … Continue reading Should we blame the system or the people?
“"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
"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.
Alex Rogo, the new executive vice president of UniCo, must turn around three newly acquired companies, knowing that if he succeeds, they will be sold off and the new owners will replace him, and if he fails, the companies will be closed--in either case, he will likely be fired. Using the unique business-novel format, It's Not … Continue reading There are three necessary conditions for sustainable high performance. Commercial Responsibility, Consumer Value AND Culture.
This article was first published on LinkedIn by Dr Kelvyn Youngman. It is re-published here with permission. Introduction Very few people understand subordination. No, it's true! In contrast, almost everyone understands exploitation. So, how can this be? Well, exploitation is instinctful and subordination is not. Subordination is thoughtful. We most easily understand exploitation, instinctfully, as a matter of … Continue reading Exploitation and Subordination Reframed as Productivity and Utility