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Cause & Effect: One Fundamental TOC Jonah Skill that EVERYONE Gets Wrong!

January 25, 2017
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

We like to think we’re logical thinkers. We take it for granted that we think in terms of “Cause and Effect.” But… what if a little experiment (Anonymous!) shows that most of us DO NOT? 

And what if this opens the door to explaining exactly why so many “good ideas” and plans NEVER generate the promised results but DO generate horrible side effects that make us wish we’d never started down that path in the first place?

This one fundamental TOC Jonah skill under-pins everything that happens in Eli Goldratt’s best seller “The Goal.” It’s Jonah’s primary tool. And even the awareness from this short PDM will influence the thinking of every participant from this session onwards.

Our Guest Speaker

In 1988, based in Vancouver, Steve Jackson started working with Dr. Eli Goldratt, author of The Goal and originator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC). He was in Eli Goldratt’s 2nd ever “Jonah Training” class in January 1988 and as a “Jonah” then a “Jonah’s Jonah” he helped expand the TOC body of knowledge from Synchronous Manufacturing to Throughput Accounting, Distribution & Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing (the Mafia Offer), Project Management (Critical Chain), Management Skills, Strategy & Tactics, and the TOC Thinking Processes.

When Steve started working with Dr. Goldratt the “Thinking Processes” did not exist. Steve was part of a small team who met with Dr. Goldratt at locations across the world to help Dr. Goldratt develop the Thinking Processes; then to work out how to teach them; then to work out how to teach the teachers; then to teach the classes on behalf of Dr. Goldratt’s organization.

The Thinking Processes have evolved continuously since then, and scores of TOC educators and consultants have been exposed to these processes. But Steve has the privilege of being one of the few who was involved in the development of every one from a point where they did not even have form, or a name.