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Ackoff on Leadership and Transformation

By John Hunter / November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the first video from a day with Russell Ackoff presentation (from 2004). As always, Dr. Ackoff does a great job of providing insight in an easy to listen to package. We are lucky to be able to so […]

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Create Your Own On-Demand Management Conference

By John Hunter / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The Covid-19 crisis has created many challenges to standard ways of working. Attending conferences provides a useful way to learn and improve your management understanding. Given the challenges of 2020, I would like to remind you that we make many of our past […]

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Mary Jenkins: Statistical Approach to HR Systems

By John Hunter / July 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Mary Jenkins gave this presentation on Statistical Approach to HR Systems at the Ohio Quality and Productivity Forum in 1992. In the presentation, Mary provides a view of the organization as a system and the existing and possible systems to manage personnel. She […]

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Russell Ackoff on Learning, Risks and Development

By John Hunter / June 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This video shows part 3 of a Russell Ackoff presentation from 2003 on Systems Thinking and Management (see our previous post on part 1 and part 2). An organization that wants to survive in a dynamic environment has to continually educate its members […]

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How Do I Apply New Management Ideas Without Executive Level Support?

By John Hunter / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Part 3 of “True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress,” a presentation by Peter Scholtes.

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Exploring a World View Through the Lens of Profound Knowledge

By deming / May 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Barbara Lawton explains the value and necessity of using the System of Profound Knowledge to improve; and the importance of making it accessible.

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2019 ASA Deming Lecture, Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

By deming / March 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Nicholas Fisher, University of Sydney, presents the 2019 ASA Deming Lecture – Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

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Ackoff on Systems Thinking and Management

By deming / September 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Are you using analysis to solve problems at your company? Try synthesis instead! For help, John Hunter directs us to this still-mind-blowing talk from Dr. Russell Ackoff, author of The Art of Problem Solving.

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Human Resources in the Post Deming Era

By deming / June 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

This presentation from Peter Scholtes and Mary Jenkins at the 1994 Ohio Quality and Productivity Forum conference is still all too relevant to today’s challenges in Human Resources.

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Leading The Transformation Process

By deming / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Barbara Lawton’s presentation explores the interaction between personal transformation and organizational transformation.

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