Introduction to the Goal Tree (for people in a hurry)

The Goal Tree is a multipurpose logic tool based on Necessity Logic. In this short video, I walk you through: What is Necessity Logic? Usage of the Goal Tree: A rational analysis of all necessary conditions required to achieve a Goal A Goal Tree is a benchmark A  Goal Tree is an assessment tool A … Continue reading Introduction to the Goal Tree (for people in a hurry)

VMOSA, Vision Mission Objective Strategies & Actions

Did you ever struggle with all the confusion about Vision, Mission, Objective, Goal and Strategies? Those words are sometimes used interchangeably and sometimes bear a specific meaning to those using them. If you google VMOSA, which stands for Vision, Mission, Objective, Strategies & Actions, you may find different definitions... I am usually not in favor … Continue reading VMOSA, Vision Mission Objective Strategies & Actions

Negative Branches in a Logic Tree, how things can go unexpectedly wrong

I happen to hear a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendor's pitch and he was speaking in cause-and-effect, demonstrating how RPA  will not destroy jobs, but on the contrary create more jobs than it destroys. The occasion was too good not to try it, therefore, in this episode of my Critical Thinking playlist, I am: translating … Continue reading Negative Branches in a Logic Tree, how things can go unexpectedly wrong

The Zoo or why many improvement initiatives on shop floor fail to deliver noticeable results at company level

The zoo is one of the metaphors used in the book “Thinking in Systems” by author Donella Meadows (1941-2001) and one of my favorite takeaways from her book. Told in my way, the zoo is a convenient way to observe animals that would not be that easy to observe in their natural habitat. In a … Continue reading The Zoo or why many improvement initiatives on shop floor fail to deliver noticeable results at company level

How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 5/5 – Reflect on the assessment result and act!

This is the fifth and final part of this series of posts about putting logic into a decision to change a job. In this post, I emphasize how crucial it is to understand how far someone is from achieving his or her Goal and if this Goal is a reasonable one. Looking at colors In … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 5/5 – Reflect on the assessment result and act!

How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 4/5 – Self assess your current capabilities and color-code the Goal Tree

This is the fourth post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 3 focused on listing the sequence of prerequisites that need to be fulfilled in order to achieve your target. The outcome of the phases described in Part 1 to 3 is your Goal Tree. Such a Goal … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 4/5 – Self assess your current capabilities and color-code the Goal Tree

How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 3/5 –  List and order all prerequisites using necessity-based logic

This is the third post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? After refining the personal Goal statement (Part 1) and identifying the Critical Success Factors to achieving the Goal  (Part 2), it is time to build the Goal Tree with all prerequisites - Necessary Conditions - using necessity-based logic. … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 3/5 –  List and order all prerequisites using necessity-based logic

How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 2/5 – Understand the Critical Success Factors to achieving your Goal

This is the second post of my series How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? The first step is focused on the personal Goal statement. This second one is about identifying the Critical Success Factors to achieving your Goal. What are Critical Success Factors? Critical Success Factors (CSFs) are top most objectives and … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 2/5 – Understand the Critical Success Factors to achieving your Goal

How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 1/5 – State and refine your Goal

Sooner or later everybody experiences a low in motivation, gets upset by a boss, is unhappy with compensation, working conditions, job content or colleagues. Some are quick to quit, others more thinkingful about a decision with potential long-lasting consequences. Some rely on their gut feelings, others need more factual analysis. This series of posts is … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 1/5 – State and refine your Goal

Goal Tree Chronicles – I got Interviewed about the Goal Tree!

January 2019, Ms Angela Lovelll reached out for an interview about the Goal Tree. She's a copywriter for the Canadian agricultural magazine Country Guide. During the first contact she explained me she got intrigued by the Goal Tree which is very different than what she had found and heard over and over again about setting … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – I got Interviewed about the Goal Tree!