Critical Thinking is the foundation
of better performance.

KandFTM Critical Thinking tools were developed on the backs of our founders' - Dr.Chuck Kepner and Dr. Mat-thys Fourie - 120+ years of real world experience from shop floor to boardroom. We know what works, how to deliver measurable results and transfer or facilitate our expertise to you.

Critical Thinking is about collecting relevant information, asking the right questions, and separating facts from false assumptions to resolve issues blocking performance.
Having a common approach to collect, organize, analyze, and determine the best action always leads to better outcomes.
Without a common approach to critical thinking people tend to:
  • jump to cause
  • debate alternatives
  • overlook risk
  • suffer from data overload
  • waste scarce time, money and resources
KandF™ Critical Thinking tools can be explained simply on your one hand.
There are 5 essential tools you require to be a better critical thinker.  
This will empower you to:
- solve problems faster - focus resources on the right priorities - clarify ambiguous situations - make better decisions - prevent or mitigate risk

They are the means to real results and that's why we are passionate to equip and share them with the world.

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Thousands of managers and executives worldwide, across all industries and company sizes are using our tools to do more, be more effective and set themselves apart from the competition. You can too


Find cause, make decisions and mitigate risk - foundational thinking for result that's not a fad.

Question based

Create from practical, repeatable and universal questions that can be used anywhere, in any language, in any medium.

Data driven

Sort relevant from irrelevant data which results in focused action.

Enables collaboration

Create a common language that connects the right information with the right people.

Makes thinking visible

Not everyone has the same thinking styles. The KandF tools foster intuitive, rational and creative perspectives.



“KEPNERandFOURIE tools have helped us to substantially improve our project lead time by providing the missing link for us in resolving special cause problems by leveraging systematic critical thinking. These are the tools and methodologies that Black Belts and Green Belts cannot afford to go without.”


Don Lynch

Master Black Belt

"Thinking Dimensions Global was brought on board because we needed a common approach to strategy that was practical, decision based and integrated financials."


F. Nicholas (Nick) Grasberger

President and Chief Executive Officer / Harsco Corporation

"TDG’s strategic process is thorough and direct. It drives the company to get to the heart of the strategic opportunities and zero in on what global opportunities to pursue and those to terminate."


Andrew Warrington

COO / United Conveyor Corporation