Common Cause Analysis vs. Appreciative Inquiry

It’s no secret I’ve favored Common Cause Analysis as a quick and easy tool for identifying key, recurring problems in a project management system. The methodology is simple: List a number of recent problematic projects (typically 10–15) For each project, list the causes that contributed to the projects’ problems Prioritize the contributory causes, in terms […]

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The Morph Corp—the trend to 2040

Wednesday I spent the day at Vistage International’s annual All-City meeting in Seattle. The keynote speaker was noted futurist David Houle, author of The Shift Age (2006) and ShiftEd: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 (2011). Houle’s presentation explored existing trends and extrapolated them into the near future. From these, projections of interest to […]

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