The Productive Leadership™ System

Maximizing Organizational Reliability

The Productive Leadership™ System

Maximizing Organizational Reliability

Thomas J. Moriarty, PE, CMRP



All organizations are capable of overcoming the barriers that impede excellence.  But in order to do so, there must be a system in place.  The author has coined and trademarked the terms Productive Leadership Model™ (PLM), Productive Leadership System™ (PLS), and Organizational Reliability Model (ORM) to help create a framework, or reliability “ecosystem” within which senior leaders are accountable to identify and implement requirements such as:

  • Organizational objectives
  • The methods used to assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT)
  • Policies, plans, processes, procedures and measures that inform other leaders what they are accountable for, with what assets/resources, and how their performance will be measured
  • Assets include personnel, equipment, tools, software, contractors, etc. needed to execute the guidance

Using this new ecosystem, Moriarty provides recommendations for a full Productive Leadership Development Program. This includes a Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey (available on the affiliated website), along with ORM framework and standardized leadership training. Included are additional support materials such as ISO 55000 overview, the Guidance and Execution Model, an example of core management process, and a time log exercise to help track leadership role allocation and time management categorization.  There is even a smart phone app being developed with Productive Leadership features. 

Tom Moriarty has over 39 years of experience in leadership, asset management, maintenance and reliability engineering, from technician, through work crew supervisor, project engineer, program manager and corporate director/president.  He is an expert in managing physical asset maintenance and reliability engineering programs, leadership development programs and strategic improvement programs.  He has managed architecture and engineering (A&E) contracts, developed/evaluated requirements, developed specifications, project management, and quality; product design evaluations and research.

Tom is President of Alidade MER, Inc., a consulting company in Florida.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (Florida), ANSI Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).  Tom developed and copyrighted the Organizational Reliability Model©, Requirements & Execution Model© and Productive Leadership Model©.  He is an expert in Root Cause Analysis, FMEA/FMECA, RCM and LEAN applications.  Tom has been the author of a monthly leadership column in Plant Services Magazine for more than nine years.


Working on the Right Problems

  • Problem 1 – Poor Leadership System
  • Problem 2 – Not Enough Leadership Training
  • Problem 3 – Inconsistent Leadership Training
  • Problem 4 –Leadership is not Correctly Measured
  • Problem 5 – Leadership Is Not Required
  • Problem 6 - Old Habits Never Leave
  • Leadership Survey

Workplace Environment Exercise

Our Brains

The Productive Leadership© System

  • The  Organizational Reliability Model ©
  • Opportunities & Threats
  • Proactive Improvement Realm
  • Control & Stability Realm

The Productive Leadership Model©

  • Defining Objectives: The End-State
  • Guidance & Assets:  The Criteria
  • Execution: The Means
  • Leadership Levels
  • Leadership Roles
  • Leadership Attributes – Good CARMA
  • Exercise:  Respecting Yourself and Others

Productive Leadership Development

  • Productive Leadership© Development Program Overview
  • Establishing A Productive Leadership© Development Program
  • Assessing Current Productive Leadership
  • Periodic Training

Concluding Thoughts

Appendix A:  Team Effectiveness & Motivation Survey

Appendix B:  Guidance and Execution Model

Appendix C:  Core Management Process

Appendix D:  Lead In Phone App

Appendix E:  Standard for Asset Management Overview

Appendix F: Time Log Exercise