Aligning Management Principles and Structures

To Create Organizations that Serve a Useful Purpose

and How to Manage Them Well

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why (Reason) - What (Knowledge) - How (Skill)

Successful application of modern improvement tools, methodologies, and programs require a new method of managing.  

Are you looking BEYOND an ‘off the shelf’ approach? Are you looking for something that will last and willing to undertake the sometimes excruciating effort to create it?

We provide coaching, mentoring, analysis, and knowledge to guide your creation of the appropriate infrastructure needed to produce dynamic and meaningful change. 

Scholar Practitioners

Not purveyors of tools

There is no 'cookbook' to follow


Provide practical guidance, based on theory, for improving performance, product redesign, and application of a method for managing

Individual integrity, mutual trust and respect, humility, and intellectual honesty while encouraging openness to explore and learn

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