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Surviving M&A: How to Thrive Amid the Turmoil

The upheaval of mergers and acquisitions might cause anxiety. Don't be a victim! Learn to harness the opportunities of M&A to set your own career trajectory.

 

02.22.17  Markus Spiegel

What Makes Change Harder — or Easier

Before you adopt any popular new management approach, it pays to analyze the implicit values embedded in it. Then ask yourself: How well will those values fit our existing organizational culture?

 

02.02.17  Jonathan Stearn

Three Paths to Successful Organic Growth

Finding a successful and repeatable formula for organic growth is something every corporate board wants. Unfortunately, it’s a little like the Fountain of Youth – such a formula does not exist, no matter how much we wish it were so.

 

01.19.17  Jonathan Stearn

Forget About Best Practices: Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

It may seem logical to undertake a major initiative by doing what other people have successfully done before, and consultants and analysts make an excellent living compiling 'best practice' documents for every industry to follow. But if you’re banking your success …

 

Breaking the Pattern of Innovation Stagnation

Speed is, of course, only one element of success in new product innovation, but it is vital. Waiting until everything is perfect, and every possible stakeholder is 100% satisfied, will result in the market passing you by.

 

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.

 

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