See our experts’ latest contributions on consulting, execution, growth, simplification and other key topics in today’s industry-leading blog posts.

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."

03.19.20  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.

04.17.17  Matthew McCreight

Reflections on "What Can Women Learn from Effective Male Leaders"

Participation of women in the labor force has increased over 27 percent since 1978, but women still fill only 4 percent of CEO positions among the S&P500.

How To Succeed By 'Getting To No'

Sure it’s easier to just say “yes” in the short-term; but taking on an assignment that you don’t have the bandwidth for, or ones that will compromise other key goals, won’t make anyone feel good about you in the long run – and it won’t help your organization achiev…

Stop Trying to Please Everyone

Many of us are familiar with the concept of "Getting to Yes", but the more difficult challenge is “getting to no”. Learn how to set priorities – without alienating anyone — when there are conflicting demands on your time or on the time of your team.

02.28.12  Matthew McCreight

The New Imperative for Leadership - Simplicity

Determining the sources of complexity often has little to do with running a successful company, yet they can become a debilitating part of an organization, like plaque slowly building on hardening arteries, unnoticed until it reaches dangerous levels. Learn how to …

08.17.11  Matthew McCreight

Events: Schaffer Consulting Presents Inaugural Award for the Academy of Management's Best Paper in Applied International Management

Schaffer Consulting is the proud sponsor of The Robert H. Schaffer Award for the best paper in Applied International Management. The award was created to honor the work of Robert H. Schaffer, a distinguished leader and innovator in the management consulting industr…

04.28.11  Matthew McCreight

Marking the spot: Before you reach your goals you have to define them

It seems elementary, but a "results-focused" approach is counter-cultural for most. Successful results, however, are rarely achieved without one.