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Ten Values of a Systems Thinker

Posted by Ron Carroll on Jul 7, 2010 6:00:00 PM

10 Values of a Systems Thinker

We talk a lot about becoming a Systems Thinker, but what exactly does that mean? If you haven’t already read this one-page document, click the link below to view ten foundational values of a Systems Thinker. Carefully ponder each principle and then apply them to your organization.  The payoff can be enormous!

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"The Ten Values of a Systems Thinker"

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Business Systems 101: "Become a Systems Thinker"

Posted by Ron Carroll on Jun 24, 2010 4:31:00 PM

Business Systems 101 Webinar

Continuous learning is vital to the success of every business. Systems are the primary means of converting knowledge into action. When all your employees are Systems Thinkers—pushing in the same direction with common goals and methods—progress is accelerated. Help your employees become System Thinkers by watching this brief video. Then discuss the concepts with them. 

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Business Systems 101: Become a Systems Thinker

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Do You Ask Enough Good Questions?

Posted by Ron Carroll on May 20, 2010 11:08:00 AM

When you meet with customers or staff, one of the best things you can do is ask questions--good questions. Questions show genuine interest and respect for the ideas and opinions of others. If you listen carefully, people often reveal information that will improve your business systems and your bottom line.

Questions are also the best way to teach. In the words of a professional trainer, "To tell is to preach. To ask is to teach."

Chet HolmChet Holmeses, a well-known marketing and sales teacher uses questions very effectively. Check out his three-page article, Creating Great Businesses. Chet gives an example of how he helped one business implement nineteen important improvements, all stemming from a single question.

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By the way, a great technique for using questions to uncover the root cause of business problems is applying the 5-Whys Analysis. You can learn how to apply this easy and effective method using the link below. 

5-Whys Problem Solving Tool

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