- Conventional Failure
- Things That Matter
- Value Vectors
Part of the beauty of “Things That Matter” is the simplicity of the phrase. Everyone just “knows” what it means and can powerfully engage without deeper reflection. But what is the underlying power that people are intuitively tapping into and harnessing? Let’s find out….
Positivism seems to have a stranglehold on the commercial world, dominating the ineffective tools people continue to use and the flawed worldview behind them. It can be tempting to despair. But Value Management provides a way in, a way out and a way…
Most of us are probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. Value Management not only encapsulates SMART, but takes it further in three ways: meeting the challenge of Measurability, doubling-up the SMART and making goals SMARTER. Let’s see how….
In developing Value Management, we’ve factored out and organised into levels the five stances that people take when it comes to today’s business challenges. Each level has an associated default approach, but only one level and approach works. Here, I show you why and how…
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is again gathering in Davos, and whilst for many this will provide fuel for conspiracy theories about new world orders, the truth is more prosaic: it’s an old world order, seeking to dictate how that world should work and how…
The Boeing 737 MAX is in the news again for all the wrong reasons: we foresaw the possibility of this nearly four years ago, and we still have to ask if any lessons will be learned… Why? Because Complexity still abounds without being properly understood….
What if there was a consistent underlying pattern in all Lifecycles that could be used to understand and navigate each Lifecycle better, whilst also achieving synergy between them? There is, and it’s called Transaction Costs….
Senior executives are generally acutely aware of the pressures they face. For many, that’s already enough to feel like they’re not up to the challenge and will be found out. What’s less obvious to most is that executives also don’t have access to the right…
Whilst there are exceptions, we generally recommend our Symptoms of What’s Not Working Diagnostic as the starting point for engaging with Value Management. Here, we explain why, and how – far from being negative – this approach reflects reality, accelerates change and clears the way…
At best, just over a third of initiatives end up truly succeeding, and even this is probably over-optimistic; the rest only achieve marginal gains or fail altogether. This all follows a consistent pattern – the Expectations Curve – and it helps identify the pitfalls to…