Leading a revolution in management practice

About Vanguard

Reinventing Management

We, humankind, invented management and we can change it. And there is a lot that needs changing in mainstream management practice.

Inspired by Deming’s declaration that organisations should be managed as systems, and intervention theory – that changing thinking is the key – John Seddon developed the Vanguard Method.

Those who have employed the Vanguard Method testify to profound results in terms of revenue, cost, customer service, employee morale and capacity to innovate.

What our clients say

The Vanguard Method is fundamentally changing, for the better, what we can do for our customers and the culture within our business.
Darren Cornish, Aviva PLC Group Director
The Vanguard Method has allowed us to take out of the organisation 2 million pounds worth of savings in the last 2 years, without impacting on frontline service delivery. It has given us more efficient services, with better outcomes.
Karime Hassan, Chief Executive and Growth Director, Exeter City Council
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What's new?

A lockdown offer from John Seddon: his intellectual property for FREE

We are offering FREE access to the Vanguard e-learning system (all the basics of the Vanguard Method, with plenty of practical guidance, case examples and tactics) for ten weeks. (The usual entry price is £6,000 for in-house users, £12,000 for consultants.)

To qualify for free 10-week access to the e-learning system you have to subscribe to Vanguard’s new subscription site. The lowest subscription rate is only £3 a month (checkout will determine whether VAT applies, it depends on which country you live in) and you can cancel at any time. When you subscribe, you’ll be able to hear John’s latest podcasts.

The first thing you need to do is register as a subscriber on the subscription site:

Once you’ve done that our at-home office staff will get in touch to enable you to get free access to the e-learning system.