Founded in 1988 by John J. Murphy, Venture Management Consultants is a network of world class consultants, educators, practitioners and mentors. We specialize in helping people and organizations worldwide achieve and sustain peak performance through effective deployment, development and implementation of best practice techniques. Our services include leadership education and mentoring, change design and management, team training and development, and inspirational presentations and workshops.
Venture has delivered services to dozens of leading organizations worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies and the United States government. Our highly flexible, client-focused business model is customized to the pull of our customers. We start by clarifying value in the eyes of the client. We then deliver what is needed in a highly specialized, cost effective way, using only the most qualified resources necessary to complete the assignment honestly, accurately and on time — no excess, no unnecessary waste — a level of quality and service that only the best have come to expect.
Founder JOHN J. MURPHY
All too often, organizations implementing operational excellence (OE) do so without addressing the human and cultural implications of such a change strategy. They conduct studies, move equipment, reduce work in process, collocate employees and change measurement systems, all focusing on minimizing waste and improving the flow of value through the value stream, but they overlook the human impact of these changes, the mindset and belief system that must accompany it. As a result, they find themselves “reworking” the initiative, an unfortunate and wasteful irony. Be it manufacturing, service, administration or product development, the result is the same. Without clear understanding, buy-in and commitment, the initiative does not lead to sustained culture change. It simply fades into history as another “flavor of the month.”
Recognized as an international expert on leading culture change, John Murphy helps organizations address this issue head on. The author of 15 books on related topics, and a guest on over 400 radio and television stations, Murphy teaches leaders worldwide how to integrate the culture piece (of OE) with the systems, structural, and “tools” components. Approaching the change process with an integrated strategy leads to powerful, measurable, sustainable results.
Interview for The Author's Show (click bottom of image below to view)
March 21, 2010 Insightful interview with author and mystic John Murphy on his most recent book, Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace. Got stress? Feeling doubt? Read the book!
The trailer for The Author's Show (click bottom of image below to view)
March 21, 2010
“John Murphy is one of those rare consultants you sense immediately upon watching him work, is going to be dynamite. John’s relaxed yet energetic demeanor combined with his deep expertise quickly turns skeptics into interested students and then excited practitioners. In this case, we used John for Lean training. I’d hire John again in a heartbeat and this time I’d make additional use of his organizational coaching.”