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10.10.16  Daniel Dworkin

Why Conscious Businesses are More Innovative

These major success stories show how conscious business drives innovation – and profit.

 

08.15.16  Wes Siegal

How to Make the Most of Your First 100 Days as a New Executive Hire

A leadership entry strategy is one that will define your tenure from the outset. Choosing one that emphasizes rapid results that develop allegiance while motivating employees to promote your goals and share in that mission puts you on firm footing.

 

06.23.16  Wes Siegal

Results In 100 Days: No Honeymoon For New Executives

The most important challenge in a new leadership job is to build a leadership strategy and set the tone for the future. However, new executives are vulnerable during their first 100 days on the job as it is all too easy to make missteps in the organization that on…

 

The rapid results package: Better performance/stronger managers

Using the Rapid Results Approach for management development is successful because the fun of evolving new approaches and the reinforcement of success produce managers who are in turn more ready to try their hands at additional, even tougher goals.

 

10.01.15  Matthew McCreight

100-Days to Asthma Management Results – A Population Health Management Case Study

Using the Rapid Results Approach, one Connecticut Hospital tackled the complex population health challenge of asthma -- reducing Asthma Control Test (ACT) scores by 31% and reducing asthma emergency room visits to zero.

 

09.04.15  Wes Siegal

How Complex Problems Can Be Used To Stimulate Transformative Change

When leaders view problems as catalysts to transformation, they access a deeper level of commitment and innovation than does a typical problem-resolution mind set. One way to do this is to recreate the conditions of a crisis which naturally allow for deploying a bo…

 

Looking for Innovation? Focus On Your Existing Business First

Startups get the headlines for big ideas and innovation, but they don’t own the concept. To innovate and to stimulate the entrepreneurial energy that can drive long-term and sustainable growth, large organizations must create four interrelated conditions in which t…

 

4 Ways for Investors to Spot Conscious Companies

Real differentiators between companies nowadays are culture, purpose, and mission. Understanding this new environment is critical for companies who want new investors. Conscious capitalism is the name of the game. This article shows investors where and how to deter…

 

06.19.15  Ron Ashkenas

The Art of Keeping Things Simple

To combat complexity, organization leaders need to maintain their focus on a few key priorities for their organizations. Ron, an expert on simplicity, says executives must be open to periodically reexamining their value proposition, product portfolio, processes, an…

 

Who Says Population Health Is a Long-Term Game?

Population health is perceived as a long-term, complex problem. Learn how Schaffer's tried-and-true Rapid Results Approach allows communities to collaborate and innovate to help make the systemic challenge of population health improvement a reality.

 

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