Problems are my passion and this passion led to a career of two arcs. The first arc spanned twenty-five years of working with clients in corporate, government, military and non-profit environments to solve their most challenging problems. The second arc was my personal journey along the way studying problems and the best
methods to solve them.
That journey led to a deployment with the US military in Afghanistan where I first encountered the Systems Thinking aspect of the science of System Dynamics. Three years later I left my position at IBM as Chief Methodologist of Lean, Six Sigma and Agile to fully commit myself to this remarkable field. I’ve pursued a Master’s and PhD in System Dynamics publishing research ranging from the reduction of violence and instability to business application.
I believe Structured Systems Thinking is one of the most powerful problem-solving methods available today. Let me share with your organization what I’ve learned and together work to solve the hard problems that lie ahead of us.
Bruce Butler is a Senior Program & Operations Manager with over 25 years of experience spanning Finance, IT, Operations and Program Management. He holds certifications as a LSS Master Black Belt and in Supply Chain Management. Formally a Senior Global Operations Manager for GE Capital with responsibility for the successful implementation of global service delivery compliance. Bruce has spent the last 15 years as a consultant achieving operational efficiency for Fortune 100 businesses through process improvement, business architecture, change management, data analytics, supply chain and effective program management.
Bill Sherman leads the Dialectic training and organizational change practice areas. He helps organizations understand their current leadership practices, then produces lasting impact through strategically-targeted interventions. Bill has guided many of the world’s most recognizable brands through complex organizational change.
Over the past fifteen years, Bill has bridged the critical gap between the business thinkers who create insights and the senior business leaders who need to produce results. His past challenges for global brands have included strategic reengineering of people and processes, organizational culture and performance management and system realignment.
In order to achieve results for our clients, Bill leads a highly-skilled team of designers, developers, organizational consultants, and operations specialists. Together, they shepherd ideas from the abstract world of ideas into scalable business solutions that produce measurable results.
Peter Winick makes everything at Dialectic work. He is a maestro of results driven by practical strategy and focused execution. He expertly leverages over twenty years’ experience with such clients as IBM, Kraft, Microsoft, Avon, Hyatt and more. Peter works tirelessly to understand our clients’ precise needs, then creates a blended solution that fits like a glove.
Having built and managed several consulting and professional development organizations, Peter uses his seasoned perspective to deliver perfectly selected solutions in a perfectly selected format, to our clients every time. He believes that taking great services and creating a platform to best support it takes a combination of art, science, logic, focus, passion and creativity. Skills he combines and leverages for our clients.
Lonnie Harmon, as Dialectic’s Client Engagement Director, has a depth and breadth of experience in training and organizational change at organizations of all sizes and cultures. Following a notable career at a Fortune 100 company, he went on to oversee the growth of a niche ERP training company. He then founded his own company providing innovative training to companies as diverse as DHL, Merck, Wells Fargo, and Harley-Davidson.
At Dialectic, Lonnie uses his project management skills to keep our client projects running on or ahead of schedule. Regardless of your industry, your culture, or your challenges, Lonnie has seen it and provided both tactical and strategic improvements. Whatever you’re goals for an engagement are, Lonnie will be behind the scenes writing, conducting outreach, planning schedules and just generally keeping your project on track.