Working With the Grain; Uncommon Sense for Leaders

Working with the Grain; Uncommon Sense for LeadersWorking With the Grain; Uncommon Sense for Leaders – a comprehensive approach to getting better results for your organisation.

This book is about is about making radical changes to the way your business works, proposing improvement and transformation approaches that involve “working with the grain” of your organisation.

Transformation is a continual process of changing common practice, utilising fundamental principles, and learning and evolving as you go. With chapters that explore; what must change and what you should endure, building an improvement system and delivering improvement.

This book enables you to “change the grain” of your organisation, embark upon PMI’s Transformation Pathway and see some real results.





Picture by Edward Moss www.edwardmoss.co.ukAll rights reserved. PMI MeridenJane Seddon

PMI’s Chairman Jane Seddon, and Deputy Chairman & Founder Jan Gillett, distil their years of experience into this must-have guide for managers.

You will learn about exploring the approach to change and transformation, and how our principles guide the application of the methods that will help achieve it. Rooted in Demings’ theories we have built a series of interventions that can be implemented now, in whatever the existing culture.



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A taste of what people said about Working With the Grain; first edition

Working With the Grain provides a compellying account of alternative to traditional target driven management that combines thirty-plus years of teaching and applying the human-orientated management principles of W. Edwards Deming with a 21st-century vision of business and public service organisations as nataural living systems.

H.THOMAS JOHNSON, Profressor Of Business Administration Portlan State University. 

Since I explored the concepts of Systemic Leadership with PMI it has has a profound effect on my work and personal learning. I can see connections and dependencies that have led to remarkable improvements, and new opportunities beyond any I could have hoped for.

JOANNE SPIERS, Senior Quality Assurance Professional.


Publication Information:

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Process Management International Ltd; 2nd Edition (1 Aug 2012)
ISBN: 978-0954060565-7-2