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Workshop Overview
12/4/02
Facilitation, exponential improvement, and strategy workshops progressively develop capabilities for short-term to longer-term improvement.

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Facilitating Group Action
11/04/01
Uses the "Wheel of Learning" to enable groups to overcome "group multiple personality disorder." The best ideas rise to the surface, instead of settling for the lowest common denominator ideas. This approach reduces conflict and groups become more efficient, effective, and adaptable.

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Exponential Improvement
11/04/01
Exponential improvement moves teams from firefighting to long-term, continuous improvement. They learn to make the invisible, visible; that is, the problems prevented are made visible. It allows rewarding problem prevention instead of firefighting.

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Create Strategic Focus
11/04/01
This describes how organizations can develop an explicit strategy for growth and define measures to track strategy effectiveness. It shows that the "levels" of the "balanced scorecard" are really part of feedback loops.

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Making Strategic Choices
9/6/01
This is related to material covered in "Create Strategic Focus." It explains the need to make strategic choices by describing the structure of "The Attractiveness Principle." There are no utopias in social systems.

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Project Management Dynamics

Project failures aren't a result of simple problems with separable and independent causes. Projects are messes. The causes of project failures are feedback loops that reflect the dynamic complexity of project management and interdependence.

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Workshop Report on Project Management Dynamics 10/23/04
10/04/04
Link to Workshop Report now included. Projects are dynamically complex systems for which we must examine the whole, not simply analyze the parts. This workshop examines systems structures that affect project success or failure. Project teams that appreciate these effects can take action to promote project success. We'll cover how to move to coordinated action using standard project management approaches. A side benefit of learning about project dynamics is that projects are affected by structures that we must understand to properly address many of our most pressing organizational, social and economic problems.

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ST Leadership
6/06/01
The systems thinking view is of the leader as visionary designer of the Structures that efficiently & effectively perform the functions required to achieve an organization’s Vision while fulfilling its Purpose and being consistent with its Values.

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Human Resource Structures
6/18/05
Structures related to human resources: the "rookie-pro" and "promotion chain" models.

Business Applications
Product Life Cycle
10/16/01
This series of papers describes the product life cycle structure and extensions to customer service and innovation. Also find links to papers and presentations on "Profiting from Innovation" and "Surviving Disruptive Technologies."

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