Dr. Gerald Suarez worked closely with two highly influential business thinkers â€” Dr. W. Edwards Deming, renowned expert on Total Quality Management, and Dr. Russell Ackoff, the forefront thinker on Systems Theory and Management. Under the tutorial of these experts, Suarez developed insight on how to derive value applying these theories. He has since dedicated his career translating theory into practice for the benefit of various other organizations and individuals alike.
I (John Hunter, CEO Curious Cat Ltd.) worked for Gerald at the White House Military Office.
Leader of One: Shaping Your Future through Imagination and Design
Through Gerald Suarez’s engaging voice, we learn about a process called idealized design, a method first applied in corporations by the renowned Wharton Emeritus Professor Russell Ackoff and his team. Ackoff and Suarez worked together to apply the same methodology in the White House.
As an internationally recognized authority on leadership and organizational redesign, Professor Suarez found the process worked as easily in the classroom as it did in the boardroom. What works for large organizations works for individuals as well. The methodology is simple, but the implications are profound.
Great article on the damage of fear in organizations and what to do to improve the situation.