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We are at the doorstep of a new Renaissance. The future is yours to create. Learn a flexible mindset that scans for opportunities. As an advisor of Strategies, Sustainability and Continuous Improvement, Systems Thinking and embracing the change you want in your organization could help promote your competitive advantage.

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Transformation is a journey. That journey is based on a forward thinking approach to discover new and better ways to improve efficiency, productivity, performance and profitability. In the current environment, the work we perform, how we do it, where we do it and the process of actually completing the task is undergoing a significant paradigm shift. By combining Sustainability and other management disciplines and principles, your organization will be better tuned to see new opportunities while executing your Continuous Improvement process.

Understanding how to extract benefits from Pragmatic Sustainability, how it impacts your organization and how to leverage your results enables you to use those Transformation changes to your advantage. The key is system thinking and here are some pragmatic examples:

  • Can you understand where uncertainty lies and can you mitigate it?
  • Do you need to reduce your organizational complexity and make it simple or do you reorganize that complexity into another structure that better fits your business?
  • Does your strategic planning incorporate Sustainability and if not, what are your major planning objectives for this holistic approach?

Your success will be measured by satisfying your Customer’s needs, having a high performance organization to address those needs, recognizing how Sustainability will impact your products and services, and leveraging the strength of your Supplier’s expertise. We are in a global marketplace where waste is no longer acceptable and its costs affect your operation’s profitability and survivability.

Recognizing the value chain of any product line illustrates the components required to extract the material, creates the product and delivers the product to the customer. A number of sources have been published that address efficiency, performance, and total elimination of “waste “ within the enterprise. However, most business models do not reflect environmental, economic, and social considerations; or their consequences to our biosphere.

If you are considering business changes or if you answer “yes” to any of these benefits, then contact us for an appointment to discuss our pragmatic and integrated Transformation Business services:

  • Cut costs and enhance efficiency
  • Identify and mitigate risks
  • Open up new competitive and revenue opportunities
  • Drive innovation for new products and services
  • Improve employee development and retention

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Pragmatic solutions are often built around a framework that focuses on the strategies, provides governance, avoids duplicate efforts and measures the results that translate into tangible benefits.

Since founding JBS, he focused his efforts on Sustainability research and development of intellectual capital. He has written two books on Sustainability and has plans to expand that ongoing research into topics of managing a corporation in an uncertain world.

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Leadership is Multidimensional

  • VISION: “Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.” ~ Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State
  • SUSTAINABILITY: “In the next decade, the most successful companies will be those that integrate sustainability into their core businesses.” ~ Jim Owens, CEO Caterpillar
  • ASPIRATION: “You can buy people with your wallet or stimulate them with your academic prowess, but neither lasts long. What you need is their hearts… They need to believe in what they are doing.” ~ Andrew Liveris, CEO, Dow Chemical
  • STRATEGY: “All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”  ~ Sun Tzu, Philosopher
  • COMMITMENT: “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker, Strategy Consultant
  • INSPIRATION: “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher