Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: Logical Thinking Process training

William Dettmer is senior partner with Goal Systems International and author of eight books and numerous articles about Theory of Constraints, Thinking Processes and more. Bill was guest of Marris Consulting in Paris, France, November 27 and 28th, 2014. During his stay, we interviewed Bill and had the pleasure to video tape and later edit … Continue reading Video interviews with Bill Dettmer: Logical Thinking Process training

The Logical Thinking Process – An Executive Summary (Book)

Bill Dettmer, my friend and mentor often cited on this blog, wrote his 9th book “The Logical Thinking Process – An Executive Summary” that is now in the final stages of the publishing process. This book will be much smaller in size and number of pages than the famous “The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems … Continue reading The Logical Thinking Process – An Executive Summary (Book)

Management attention as a constraint – Part 1

A system’s constraint, the limiting factor that is an obstacle to getting more Goal units* from the system, can be pretty difficult to identify (hence the success of my post on the topic: How to identify a constraint?!). *”Goal units” can be money, profit, services to citizens, number of patients treated, free meals served, or whatever … Continue reading Management attention as a constraint – Part 1

What it takes to achieve your objective: Means, Method and Motivation

When facing a challenge, many subordinates quickly complain about the lack of means and  scarce resources. But what it takes to achieve an objective is more than just means. The common complaints about means Complaining about scarcity of means or resources is a convenient way to push the responsibility of the difficulty of the challenge … Continue reading What it takes to achieve your objective: Means, Method and Motivation