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Take a more in-depth look at key organizational improvement issues and challenges in articles and papers written by our experienced team.

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…

 

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…

 

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.

 

08.15.12  Wes Siegal

From Regulator to Business Enabler: Use Employee Communications to Re-Position Your Compliance Function

By keeping communications relevant to employees and activities, and positioning compliance as a critical enabler of organizational purpose, compliance leaders can help employees across the value chain support and implement compliance requirements.

 

M&A Payback in 100 Days

Learn how focusing on the transformation of the organization, gaining commitment from the leadership team, and developing a culture of breakthrough performance can create a new company that is more competitive, capable, and successful than either company could have…

 

Results-Driven Innovation

This paper introduces the process of ‘Results-Driven Innovation’ as a complement to existing innovation management methods. The process is illustrated with six cases targeting different types of innovation.

 

05.07.12  Wes Siegal, Evan Smith

Streamlining Pharmaceutical Portfolios: Cutting the Gordian Knot

In this article, you'll learn how one global pharmaceutical company overcame deep-set resistance, cultural legacies and organizational barriers in order to systematically remove low-value products from its portfolio.

 

Beat the Change Management Trap: Your Organization is More Ready to Change Than You Think

Most leaders don't need to be convinced of the need to change - they simply need to figure out how to help their organizations do it. In this article, you will learn how to enact positive changes in your organization.

 

01.11.10  Celia Kirwan, Wes Siegal

Active Facilitation: How to Help Groups Break Through Mutual Stalemates

In this revealing case study, Celia Kirwan and Wes Siegal document their experience in facilitating a two-day project in which four teams were brought together to focus on a market segment and develop plans to increase the sales pipeline. In this article, you will …

 

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