Alan P. Brache

Updated at: May 21, 2007, 2:20 a.m.

Alan P. Brache is a Partner in Kepner-Tregoe, an international consulting and skill development firm that specializes in strategy formulation and implementation, problem-solving and decision-making, project management, and human performance management. He is responsible for global product/service development and for the delivery of North American consulting and training services. His client work focuses on strategy formulation/implementation and non-standard applications of Kepner-Tregoe's decision-making processes. He is one of the six members of Kepner-Tregoe's Strategic Leadership Committee.

From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Brache served in a number of positions with Kepner-Tregoe, including Product Manager, Technical Director of the Strategy Group, and Vice President of Product Development. He rejoined the company in 1997.

During his ten-year absence from Kepner-Tregoe, Mr. Brache co-founded and was a partner in The Rummler-Brache Group, a consulting and training company that specializes in helping companies implement their strategies through the design and management of business processes, organization structures, measurement systems, and human performance environments. He rotated in and out of the CEO role and had ongoing responsibilities for marketing, product development, and managing the company's operations outside of the United States.

Mr. Brache has addressed groups of business executives in 22 countries. He co-authored Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart, the book that launched the process improvement revolution and introduced the first set of tools for comprehensively managing an organization as an integrated system. He is the author of 2002's How Organizations Work: Taking A Holistic Approach to Organization Health, which enables readers to diagnose each of the variables that influences their organizations' performance. He has published articles in 25 business magazines.

Mr. Brache graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He resides in Blue Eye, Missouri.

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Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart