Our Philosophy

_ACU1849We don’t sell a discipline or tool as being the “it solution.” Instead, we explore how different ideas, methods and tools “fit” together to more effectively impact total performance. In every sense, we are synthesizers, designers and architects of transformational change. We consistently strive for integration of performance-focused initiatives considering how single initiatives are linked and can be synergistic, rather than competitive, in their contribution to a shared vision.

We invite you to explore our website more thoroughly, or to access Exploring the Possibilities with Transformation Systems International, the PDF version of our approach to transformational change and our course offerings.

We have a strong academic foundation and, at the same time, practice methods grounded in cross-cultural and cross-sector field experience. We have created an integrated, holistic transformation methodology based on years of action-research. Our approaches are well documented in original, published writings in the United States and Europe.
Moving beyond a traditional vendor-customer relationship, we work with our clients as committed partners to produce performance breakthroughs. TSI partners have a long history of serving in leadership capacities to advance the mission of professional networks such as the American Society for Quality, the European Organization for Quality, City Club and The Performance Center. We are willing and able to partner with other experts to bring forth integrated knowledge and talent.
We are seen as innovators and leaders in the field of transformation across a global network that spans the North, South and Central Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. The partners of TSI are frequently invited to speak to large audiences around the world. We have performance experience in all kinds of organizations in the United States and abroad.
Our approach to transformation focuses simultaneously on building knowledge and mastery in four areas required for sustained, positive organizational change. We refer to these areas as the Four Transformation Cornerstones; Self-Mastery, Interpersonal Mastery, Value Exchange, and Change Methodology. We’ve discovered that the most effective transformation initiatives address all four areas of change simultaneously.
Transformational Leadership, a foundation model in our work, draws upon the extensive body of knowledge on leadership. At the core of the model is the ring of consciousness that addresses self, relationships and the enterprise.

Conscious individuals forming conscious groups working toward a shared purpose and vision are vital ingredients to creating a conscious enterprise. Consciousness of enterprise is seen when the entire organization has the ability to reflect and learn. Moving out from the core, the eight attributes of great managers and great leaders are shown as polarities (visionary versus analytical; creative versus administrative, energetic versus empowering by way of example). Our research shows that as transformational leaders it is insufficient to obtain just one skill represented in each end of the polarity. Rather, transformational leaders must discover and master the capacity in both ends of the polarity. With resiliency, effective leaders call upon the management or leadership skills needed for the given situation.