Deductive Logic: Leadership and Management Techniques

Course Description:

Developed at ASU this new approach to leadership teaches how performance is increased, not by methods of control (rules, standards, incentives, or direction), but by the accurate observation and alignment of people and conditions. As you take this course you will learn how to quickly identify people and organizations around you. Become a leader of alignment, and be able to do more with less!



Course Details:

This course is designed for corporate and public leaders working in the areas of Procurement, Contracts, Project Design and Management, IT, Facilities Management, Business Services, and Commodity Vending.

Information Measurement Theory (IMT) is a leading engineering leadership model and new paradigm used to simplify and increase an individuals’ understanding of complex ideas and events (i.e. STEM fields, people, systems, services, etc.). It is derived from the theories and ideas of the greatest minds in history (Socrates, Adam Smith, Albert Einstein, Mozart, Gandhi, Richard Feynman etc.). This course provides an overview of IMT and its deductive application in various contexts. The aim is to understand human behavior in any environment. Using this new paradigm, along with other perspectives and research, we explore issues affecting our lives and work. The course will demonstrate how to communicate information in a dominant manner using IMT principles. The founding concepts create a structure in which one can "know everything without knowing any technical information.” IMT is a foundation of many leading-edge technologies that have been developed at ASU and tested worldwide in construction and non-construction related services. After taking this course, you will begin to see how this deductive approach can be applied to your own life; personally and professionally.

Participants will better understand and be able to do the following:

  • Predict project outcomes with little information
  • Identify and understand individuals’ importance
  • Understand complex subjects by identifying key information
  • Identify the difference between leadership and management
  • Learn effective pre-planning techniques
  • Better identify personal strengths and workplace relevance
  • Minimize decision making
  • Minimize risk

PDH and CEU are available upon request

  • 35 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available
  • 3 Certified Educational Units (CEUs) available

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is there course material/books required?
    Yes. The following books are required:
    Kashiwagi, D. (2014). Information Measurement Theory. Mesa, AZ: KSM Inc, ISBN: 978-0-9850496-5-2
    Kashiwagi, D. (2014). Best Value Standard. Mesa, AZ: Publisher KSM Inc, ISBN: 978-0-9850496-4-5.
  2. What will I learn?  You will learn how to better understand complex topics and projects while minimizing risk, decision making, and the need for detailed information.
  3. Is ASU selling something, like a software package?  No, we are educators and researchers.  We provide the results of our research through educational forums throughout the world.  We provide training and hands-on guidance for the implementation of our business process and its tools, methods, and structure.
  4. What do I do if I want more information or training? Our team is available for private educational opportunities. We also offer our resources for those organizations that wish to become strategic partners and fully implement the ASU Best Value Organizational and Project Model. Please check out our professional resources located at and
  5. If I am interested in more information after the course, what do I do?  Purchase and read the course books, if you have not done so, and contact Professor Dean Kashiwagi at
  6. Prerequisites? NONE.
  7. Other Courses of Interest:  Visit this link for a list of other courses offered.


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