Norman Wolfe

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Lean in The Living Organization

Lean Process Improvement has become a popular and very dominant approach for organizations to improve their operational effectiveness. And yet, depending on which reports you read, anywhere from 40% to 90% of all Lean projects fail. The Western’s world business paradigm is based on the mechanistic view of an organization. The goal is to make

By | October 19th, 2016|

A Call for A New Economics

I read with interest these words from the recent G-20 summit. “According to Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, warned his peers of the need to civilize capitalism.” The leaders of the world’s top 20 largest economies are recognizing, thanks to the help of the populist movements around the globe, that

By | September 6th, 2016|

What is Your Purpose?

In our last blog, Jane shared how her Soulful Purpose guides her choices.  But how people know what their soulful purpose is? My journey to discovering my purpose began during a rather difficult period in my life.  I was around 40 when I left the corporate world and started my consulting business.  The first three

By | December 1st, 2015|

Welcome to the world

Today our world added its 7 billionth member. Imagine a world population of 7 billion people!  While that is staggering, I find the rate of growth even more astounding. In 1999, we had just passed the 6 billion mark, which is 1 billion people in just over a decade.  And in just 8 more years,

By | November 15th, 2011|

Why Don’t We Learn?

In 1992 Margaret Wheatley wrote a book, Leader and the New Science. I had it in my bookshelf for probably 10 to 15 years but never got around to reading it, that is, until now. I am amazed at how much she writes is what I present in my book The Living Organization®. She describes

By | August 5th, 2011|

Why Activity Alone Isn’t Enough

One of the three tenets of The Living Organization® model for creating results is the interdependence of the three energy fields of Activity, Relationship, and Context. The Context defines what the possible range of results can be. Yet, we continually lean on our predisposition to understand everything through the lens of Activity, the energy of

Directors Increasingly Tarnished Image: A New Solution

TK Kerstetter, CEO of Corporate Boar Member, described how the image of Board of Directors have taken a real pounding in a recent blog .  He participated in a number of conferences where he had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of directors.  He wrote: “ I wish I could have conveyed to the world—or

By | July 5th, 2011|