The Need for Five

Steve Jobs said a person can only hold 3 ideas in their mind at the same time. A few people […]

Why “Tetrahedronics?”

“Quintelemental” (or “Pentelemental”) is an adjective.  To effectively describe the need for five elements within every system, a noun is […]

Quintelemental Systems

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names” – Chinese proverb Since new knowledge requires new […]

5 Wishes For Your New Year!

In the spirit of “pentelemental” systems thinking – that is, any successful system has to have at least five elements […]

Tetrahedronics: Metasystems Thinking (or, Systems Thinking About Systems Thinking)

It seems that everyone has a “system” these days. From Stephen R. Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to […]

The Difference Between Systems and Linear Thinking

A recent LinkedIn article compared the similarity between Learning and Change as well as link between the business side and […]

PEACE In Leadership

Last month, I mentioned how Sr. Gertrude Foley and I were discussing the leadership qualities of Pope Francis. The one […]

The Five Qualities of Leadership

One of my favorite people to have lunch with is Sr. Gertrude Foley, a former President of the Sisters of […]

Don’t Take the Wrong Paths to Power

I found an article some time ago on LinkedIn, authored by Joel Peterson, the Chairman of JetBlue Airways.  While it provides excellent […]

The Five Types of Relationships You Have on Earth

A couple of months ago, the Tetrahedronics article was titled, “The Five People You Need in Your Life.”  It described […]