February 23, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Picture Success


Do You Want to Learn From Failure or Are You Ready to Picture Success?

Success is simple.
Do what’s right,
the right way,
at the right time.

Jawaharial Nehru

For all senior leaders, picture this…

  • Never having a major accident – EVER
  • No fatalities
  • Crisis management eliminated
  • Reliable equipment that doesn’t fail when you need it the most
  • No major cost overruns
  • No major schedule slippages
  • Happy clients that don’t complain about quality issues

The only way to accomplish this vision is by systematically, proactively improving. Reactive improvement, while necessary early in your improvement efforts, will never get you to this picture of success.

Get the Vision

If you say this picture of success is impossible, you are probably right. Because unless you have the vision of success, you can’t achieve it.

Would you like to get inspired and acquire the vision? Then you need to read:

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Leadership Lessons

Last week, I was talking to a VP who read the book. They called me to let me know they were surprised at how readable and informative the book was.

I’m always surprised how many managers implement improvement programs that include TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis and they never attempt to achieve a vision of success first.

Roadmap to the Vision

TapRooT® Roadmap to Success
Sample TapRooT® Roadmap to Success

A vision of success is great but how do you get there? You need a roadmap.

Above is an example of an implementation roadmap for a successful TapRooT® implementation.

A roadmap for your company may be different than the one above. Why? Because your company may have different needs. Your company may be at a different point in its improvement journey. Your company may have a slightly different vision of success.

That’s why we have our TapRooT® Implementation Experts work with companies to develop their roadmaps.

Before you start developing your roadmap, there is another book you should read:

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Implementation

The book includes a checklist (and a description of every item on the checklist) to help you achieve improvement success.

Copyright by System Improvements, Inc. Used by permission.

Reading the book and having discussions with your implementation expert is a great way to start developing your roadmap.

Continuously Improve Your Vision, Roadmap, and Improvement Initiatives

How can you improve your vision, roadmap, and improvement initiatives? Here are three ideas…

1. Have your leadership attend a TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course


This should happen BEFORE you develop your roadmap but many times part of an initial roadmap may include getting leadership the knowledge they need to effectively implement a successful improvement initiative using TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis.

You can have this course at your site or we have a public TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course coming up on May 2-3 in Knoxville, TN. To get your leadership registered, use THIS LINK.

2. Become More Proactive

You may have noticed that we said that you can’t achieve a vision of success reactively. Most improvement programs start reactively. However, to achieve success, they must become more and more PROACTIVE.

How can you apply TapRooT® RCA proactively? Simple. Learn to use TapRooT® Proactively in this course:

2-Day Auditing & Proactive Improvement Using TapRooT® Course

Here is what Marcus Miller, the courses designer, has to say about the course:

3. Benchmark and Network

How do you know if your improvement efforts are as good as they should be? How do you learn new improvement best practices?

The best way is to network with other improvement experts and benchmark your program. Where is a great place to do this? The Global TapRooT® Summit.

The 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit has eight different Best Practice Tracks. They are:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Quality, Asset Reliability, and Operational Excellence
  • Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  • Human Performance
  • Safety and Risk
  • Compliance
  • Soft Skills
  • Certified TapRooT® Instructor

All eight tracks offer opportunities to network and benchmark.

But the eight tracks aren’t all the opportunities you will have to learn from experts and benchmark best practices. There are our five Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speakers

These speakers will educate and motivate you to achieve improvement success.

Want More Ideas?

If you are ready to get your vision of success implemented and discuss your improvement initiatives, let’s start a conversation. Just call one of our TapRooT® Implementation Experts at 865-539-2139.

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