Goal Tree Chronicles – lessons from the logical path

May 2018. I have spent two days facilitating a seminar on strategy deployment with a bunch of motivated young intrapreneurs - middle managers empowered to run their business as if it was theirs. I based my coaching on the Goal Tree, a logic tool of choice among the Logical Thinking Process, totally suiting the purpose. … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – lessons from the logical path

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Goal Tree Chronicles – Coloring the Goal Tree

The 3-colors system is a well accepted assessment and visual management tool by Goal Tree builders and users. The principle is simple as it uses the traditional Red-Amber-Green color code to indicate the status of each entity in the Tree. In a Goal Tree, Necessary Conditions are enablers to the above entity. As soon as … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Coloring the Goal Tree

Goal Tree Chronicles – Enablers vs.triggers

In this post I explain the difference between enablers and triggers in logic trees, which basically is explaining how Necessity logic differs from Sufficiency logic. I then explain the basic assumption when building a Goal Tree and why the Goal will not automatically be achieved even if a most of Necessary Conditions are fulfilled. Necessity … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Enablers vs.triggers

Reader question: Goal Tree vs. Current Reality Tree

Here is a reader's question: I have difficulty seeing the difference between the Goal Tree and the  Current Reality Tree (CRT). With these two trees we assess the process. What are the main differences between the two? The Goal Tree and Current Reality Tree (CRT) have nothing in common. They are not even meant to care … Continue reading Reader question: Goal Tree vs. Current Reality Tree

Goal Tree Chronicles: can I have more than one goal?

I started publishing on the Internet in 1998 with the available means at that time. My undertaking had several purposes and expected benefits, but it was all intuition and nothing thoroughly planned. Years after, knowing the Goal Tree and being fan of the Logical Thinking Process, reflecting about my author debut, I wondered if a … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles: can I have more than one goal?

Why the Goal Tree is more and more relevant

Command and control management style, based on standardized work and centralized decision-making, becomes increasingly irrelevant as more and more business environments become highly variable and the number and pace of decisions to make soar. What is required is autonomy and accountability as well as alignment on a well understood Goal. The Goal Tree is an … Continue reading Why the Goal Tree is more and more relevant

Where I could have used a Goal Tree but didn’t know about the tool then

During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process alumni reunion, Bill Dettmer asked the participants to share their "War Stories", i.e. experience with the Logical Thinking Process (LTP) and LTP tools. I came up with several short stories. In this excerpt, I recall I could have used a Goal Tree but didn't know the tool at … Continue reading Where I could have used a Goal Tree but didn’t know about the tool then

Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal

During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process alumni reunion, I shared some of my experience on building and using Goal Trees. In the video excerpt here under I explain how I came across a probable hidden agenda leading to  what I call a "mafia goal". After listening to the story, Bill Dettmer gives his opinion about … Continue reading Goal Tree chronicles – The mafia goal

Goal Tree Chronicles – Why You should NOT use a model

A Goal Tree is a logical structure linking the Goal of the organization to all subordinate Necessary Conditions (NCs) to achieve the Goal. The top most NCs are called Critical Success Factor (CSFs) in order to highlight their importance: they are the last things to achieve in order to achieve the Goal. These CSFs should … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Why You should NOT use a model