The Root Cause

Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems

Moral Leverage — A Precept for Success AND Failure

            Milton Friedman asserted that The Business of Business is Business, which implies that EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is given a price tag. Consequently, decision makers just have to calculate whether they regard you, or any other animate or inanimate resource, as either ECONOMIC, or UNECONOMIC. Uneconomic refers to something or someone failing to earn an …

Moral Leverage — A Precept for Success AND Failure Read More »

WHO SHOULD READ THE ROOT CAUSE AND WHY?

            Personal experience as a change manager, and a project manager who implements his own change management advice, taught me that little changes significantly without what I call Executive Sponsorship for Change; i.e. delegation of authority to a dedicated change/project manager, and allocation of all necessary resources.             Consequently, the impetus for writing THE ROOT …

WHO SHOULD READ THE ROOT CAUSE AND WHY? Read More »

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #9

            People ask me WHY I wrote THE ROOT CAUSE: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems? So, let me tell you.             You know what they’re saying: “You don’t pay the plumber to bang on the pipes.  You pay for knowing WHERE to bang.”             Business is a conduit and its THROUGHPUT is …

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #9 Read More »

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #7

            People ask me WHY I wrote THE ROOT CAUSE: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems (https://lnkd.in/dTUF2A7P)? Well, that’s what this series of posts is about.             Did you know that the working title of THE ROOT CAUSE was CEO ADVENTURE?Why would you; how could you? However, starting with a “did-you-know” question seems …

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #7 Read More »

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #5

            People ask me WHY I wrote THE ROOT CAUSE: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems (https://lnkd.in/dTUF2A7P)? So, let me tell you.             Who can relate to having an epiphany, when scattered pieces of a puzzle came together, only to reveal a clear and coherent picture? That experience occurred to me when studying …

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #5 Read More »

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #4

            People ask me WHY I wrote THE ROOT CAUSE: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems (https://lnkd.in/dTUF2A7P)? So, let me tell you.             The advantage of coming to live and work in a foreign country is exposure to new and different customs, practices, thinkers and their ideas. Some will resonate with you whereas …

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #4 Read More »

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #1

            People ask me WHY I wrote THE ROOT CAUSE: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems? So, let me tell you.             Back at university in good old Amsterdam, I once noticed a connection between what the professor in Finance said with what the professor in Marketing had said previously.             Looking to verify …

Writing THE ROOT CAUSE #1 Read More »

Scroll to Top