Knowledge is NOT Power, Knowledge is only “Potential Power” – Action is Power.

Throughout my corporate career I heard many, what I thought at the time to be wise individuals, quote “Knowledge is Power”. I have come to learn that it is action that creates the power, even if the action results in a substandard outcome! We don’t always know the way to do something, but by taking action and doing, we learn regardless of the outcome.

At In2 Project Management we have worked with many clients over the last 12 months and whether there large corporate organisations, government organisations, small “Mom n Dad” businesses or Start-ups, we know that those who take action achieve greater outcomes.

Simply put

Good Guidance + Action = Results.

The data portrayed in the image within this article is a great real example of Action is power. July and August 2018 were spent with the client discovering their business problems and helping them to learn that problems are good. During September and October we worked together on understanding the root cause of the problems and then implemented a number of countermeasures (changes).

The client was fearful of the change, however they were brave and took a leap of faith. Yes, they took Action. Knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things. Their learnings created some needed adjustments and the results are there to see.

At In2 Project Management were passionate about continuous improvement, it’s in our DNA. Our Mission is to inspire people to become lean thinkers and create more value for their organisation, customers, community and their own personal development.

Just remember Knowledge is NOT Power, Knowledge is only “Potential Power” – Action is Power.

Neil Betts

Director - In2 Project Management

Lean Practitioner - Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect then Plan, Do, Learn

Neil is a lean practitioner with an openness to learn new ways and that is always learning. Neil has learnt that there is a Lean lesson everywhere and that It takes courage and confidence to face the unknown. His mission is to inspire people to become lean thinkers and create more value for their organisation, customers, community and personal development.

Fundamentally, the process of any successful lean transformation rests on applying Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycles of experimentation at every level, everywhere, all the time. Being situational means that every journey is going to be specific and different

Neil is an experienced executive manager with a business transformation, project management, procurement, engineering and change leadership background. He is practical, well-organised and a deeply committed person with strong leadership skills. Neil is energised by his work especially if there is a teamwork focus and is motivated to deliver high standards. His 29 years of diverse experience in the power industry from craft apprenticeship through to executive level gives him the ability to understand the requirements of operating and maintaining a utility at all levels. In addition, Neil’s business skills and understanding of the requirements of organisational transformation and optimisation with the use of lean thinking, especially developed over the past six years, give him a thorough grounding in executive leadership and management.

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Sally-Anne Kane

Great message.

Trish Clowes

Great Read Neil, Thank you for sharing!