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 Industry Leadership – In Thought and Practice

Leadership Schaffer Consulting has been a leading management consulting firm for 50 years - helping leaders and organizations to identify and deliver critical business results, while innovating new approaches in organizational and cultural change. Leaders turn to Schaffer when they need to engage their people to generate dramatic results.


Schaffer has created several pioneering innovations, among them:

We created the Rapid Results Approach  in which short-term, results-producing "Breakthrough projects" serve as the vehicles for accelerating change. More on Schaffer's Rapid Results Approach

We pioneered approaches and tools to make the integration of acquired companies an organized process focused on capturing value. More on Schaffer's Post-Merger Integration

As a member of Jack Welch's original team, we helped General Electric to develop the WorkOut methodology and co-authored the authoritative text on WorkOut. More on Schafffer's WorkOut Methodology

As part of our commitment to making a difference in developing parts of the world, we created the Rapid Results Institute in 2005, a non-profit corporation, and continue to support it with time and funds. Contact us to learn more about the work and impact of the Institute.

Our clients tell us that we help them to change the way they work – and achieve outcomes they had never considered possible.

Schaffer Consulting’s important thought leadership is reflected in the more than 200 articles our consultants have written about our approach to achieving successful change. Fourteen of these articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review . Several members of the firm regularly blog for publications such as Forbes , Harvard Business Review ,The Economist , and the Huffington Post .

Eight books document the firm's work, including:

Simply Effective Simply Effective

How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done