David Dibble

Systems-Based Transformational Coaching – A New Paradigm For Coaching?

I’ve been doing mostly executive coaching and a little life coaching for the last 30 years. My work has been mostly as support for leaders and managers as we go through Systems-Based Transformational Leadership implementation in their businesses. For 20 of those 30 years I was probably like most other coaches in my approach to …

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The 14 Reasons Six Sigma & Lean Don’t Work Well in Most Companies

As both a CEO and later as a consultant and trainer, I studied Deming, Juran and Senge in improving my business and honing my system-based problem solving and leadership skills. Before I go further, let me be clear that the teachings and principles underlying the work of these giants in the quality, management and leadership arenas …

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The Curse of Being a Six Sigma and Lean Black Belt – Why We Can’t Make This Stuff Work Well in Most Companies.

Originally I was a Deming guy. I implemented Deming’s work in my own company and became an expert in the Deming management method. Notice I didn’t say I became an expert in the Deming quality or productivity program. Still, even though I owned the company and was 100% committed to this systems-based management method, getting …

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Nurses! – Our Best Hope For The Much Needed Transformation of Healthcare

Changes and even transformation to the US healthcare system are so needed. Past efforts to change the system, well-intentioned as they may have been, have proven a dismal failure. The proof is in the pudding with our current system remaining bloated, inefficient, overpriced, dangerous, and low-rated in quality of care compared to other modern systems. …

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The Most Powerful Coach Training On The Planet – Systems-Based Coaching

I’ve been doing systems-based consulting, coaching and training for almost 30 years. During that time, my clients usually got Returns on Investment (ROI) of 300%-1000%. The reason my clients achieve these types of returns is not so much that I am a skilled coach and consultant, but that my coaching/consulting model is systems-based; I facilitate …

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2%! – Leadership Training Is Failing – The Big Missing Piece

I was somewhat shocked by the following facts: According to a recent report by Deloitte, companies around the world invest approximately $46 billion annually on leadership development programs. What do they get for their $46 Billion? Not much, it appears.  The Corporate Leadership Council found that, despite this huge investment on leadership training, productivity improved …

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Giving Our Startups the Best Chance to Win—The Hidden Factor

Based on a Harvard Business School study by Shikhar Ghosh, 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail and up to 90% of startups in general fail. In a study by Statistic Brain, Startup Business Failure Rate by Industry asked leadership of the companies the reasons for business failure, including a list     of 12 leading management mistakes. Patrick Henry, Founder & …

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The Biggest Source of Stress at Work & The 7 Simple Steps to Real Time Mindfulness & Stress Reduction at Work

Mindfulness has become a hot topic in many forward thinking companies. For a wonderful rundown on the science and practical application of mindfulness at work, Leah Weiss, PhD has written a great book worth a careful read, How We Work. Progressive companies such as Google, Aetna, General Mills, Target and others have initiated mindfulness into …

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Bankrupting America – Fixing Healthcare in the US – An Interim Step

Change in our bloated, inefficient, overpriced, dangerous, low-rated healthcare system is coming. It has to. The current direction of the existing system is not sustainable for the system itself and also for our country. Our healthcare is more than twice as expensive as the average of advanced nations worldwide. What do we get for this …

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