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Quad4: Realm of Your Highest Impact and Highest Risk: Chris McGoff at TEDxRockCreekPark

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Published on May 13, 2013

Today's problems are increasingly ambiguous, and daily distractions, diminishing resources, and volatile social dynamics compound their complexity. The problems with the highest social and technical complexity are those that reside in "Quad4". Solving Quad4 problems encapsulates society's most critical issues, including the energy crisis, climate change, water shortages, and the United States deficit. Yet, within Quad4, 70% of Change Management and IT projects fail, 30% of projects are cancelled prior
to completion, 
9% of large company projects complete on-time, in-budget
, and less than 50% of CRM implementations meet expectations. How, then, are we to tackle our areas of highest risk, thereby reaping our highest rewards? In his talk, through TEDxRockCreekPark, Chris McGoff, founder of The Clearing, Inc. and author of The PRIMES: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem, reveals the secrets to success, secrets that allow you to access your inherent power and succeed in the realm of Quad4. Watch, and learn more about how you can outfit your team to tackle your toughest challenges by visiting www.theclearing.com and www.theprimes.com.

About The Clearing:

The Clearing is a management consultancy that brings a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including management, policy, design, engineering, and communications. Our particular expertise is focused on helping leaders gain internal and external support for their innovation, cause, or value initiative. Using a mix of both change management and strategic communication techniques, we help leaders and their teams to achieve clarity on what is at stake, understand and manage the resistance to their idea or initiative, and define the critical path to enroll these stakeholders in the co-creation and execution of the effort. We help clients to create the necessary coalitions with aligned critical players poised to take coordinated action to achieve desired outcomes.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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