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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.

 

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…

 

Making the Match: Senior Executives and Management Consultants

A "buyer's guide" for any organization leader who needs to engage consultants. Learn how to determine exactly how a consultant will work with you, whether you would like that, and whether or not you will end up with the desired results. Make sure you choose the rig…

 

10.28.14  Daniel Dworkin

Five Alignment Myths and Why Busting Them Matters

Most leaders want their teams to be aligned. The problem is that the term "alignment" means different things to different people. This article addresses each aspect of alignment and offers suggestions to help you ensure alignment in your organization.

 

Rebounding from Career Setbacks

This article provides clear steps to follow after a setback. It will help you reframe losses into opportunities for change and will help you see a new path to career success.

 

You're Fired: An Interview with Ron Ashkenas

Companies cannot afford to keep underperforming employees around – but the firing process can be complicated and emotionally charged. Here is how to do it right.

 

Listen Up, Power Down: How Leaders Drive Culture Change

Learn how leaders can use their emotional intelligence to be more effective communicators in today's technology-driven world.

 

04.08.13  Anup Varier

We Should Stop Using the Term 'IT project'

When organizations like GE, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the World Bank want to accelerate implementation and change, they call on Nadim Matta, president of the Rapid Results Institute and senior partner at Schaffer Consulting.

 

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