Category Archives: 10 Pillars of Maturity

The 1st Pillar – Societal value versus profit

MI’s 10 Pillars – its core principles – are all very simple.  Pillar 1 makes a clear distinction between profit and value.  Why?  Because if society focuses on profit, rather than value, it gets what it deserves. One of the … Continue reading

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The 7th Pillar – The philosophy of never-ending improvement (NEI)

One unintended joke, often heard during the total quality ‘revolution’ of the 1980’s/90’s, was the statement – ‘Oh yeh, we did TQM some years ago’.  Another was the widespread belief that a revolution in management culture had actually taken place. … Continue reading

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The Pillars that foster innovation & creativity – maturity matters

Having worked with a number of large global pharmaceutical (or ‘life science’) organisations, one of the issues raised consistently with me over the last few years has been how to deal with the lack of new medicines coming through their … Continue reading

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The 2nd Pillar – Human Capital – Sending signals that you really value your people

You cannot really teach maturity: it is a gradual, personal, process of enlightenment and the getting of wisdom. Describing your teenage son or daughter as immature is not being judgemental; it is a simple statement of fact. But telling them … Continue reading

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