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Rethinking Strategy: Using Incremental Successes to Achieve Major Shifts

The incremental successes approach is not just a way to achieve more correct decisions – it is a way to change strategic decision-making itself from a high risk game to a minimum risk game. It may not be applicable in every situation, but it will be a powerful meth…

04.10.20  Matthew McCreight

The Super Bowl of Rapid Results?

Over the last few weeks, thousands of organizations have innovated and delivered results that were unthinkable just one month before – building field hospitals in a week, enabling thousands of staff to work from home, creating new ways to reach customers and much m…

In a Time of Crisis, Front-Line Managers Have Become Leaders. Let’s Keep it That Way.

Front-line managers have tremendous capacity to lead organizational transformation as well as an incredible willingness to lead during the most stressful and difficult of times. Some thoughts on how to make this impact the "new normal."

03.20.20  Josh Rosenthal

COVID-19: Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Leaders play a key role in supporting their teams in staying focused, safe and productive. There are some basic actions executive teams and managers can take when addressing trauma and anxiety in the workplace.

03.19.20  Matthew McCreight

Make this your “Finest Hour”

Leaders and people throughout their organizations are working around the clock to survive the current crisis. During these turbulent times, we want to share some insights into the conditions that can enable an organization not just to survive but also to thrive.

Considering the Sale of Your Company? Secrets to Success

Executives contemplating a company sale can lift company performance in ways that deliver significantly stronger multiples when it comes time to close the deal.

Your Strategy Won’t Work if You Don’t Identify the New Capabilities You Need

Strategic planners and senior executives either assume that if a strategy is logical, people will figure out what to do, or they develop a “paint by numbers” approach. Neither extreme works well. If leaders want their company to sustain critical changes the strateg…

10.26.17  Robert Schaffer

All Management Is Change Management

Managers have begun to view change as an extraordinary event that must be dealt with using change management techniques and special skills. However, the job of management has always involved defining what changes need to be made and seeing that those changes take p…

07.26.17  Patrice Murphy

Surviving M&A: A Personal Roadmap

There is almost nothing written about how to survive M&A as an individual – until now. Here are some practical tips for how to navigate the turmoil of a merger or acquisition and emerge with your career and psyche intact.

06.15.17  Ron Ashkenas

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Creating the expectation for high performance and doing what’s necessary to help your team be successful is a critical skill for anyone managing others. Many new managers are concerned about the optics of handling underperforming team members.