Reed Deshler

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Post date: December 1, 2017
Organizational health measures how well a company delivers value, in addition to its viability and growth potential. In a healthy organization, all parts are aligned and work smoothly and efficiently together to achieve a common goal, demonstrating resiliency and positive internal and external...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...
Post date: October 17, 2017
We live in a finite world, and no one has infinite resources. Every young adult setting out in the world learns quickly that they can’t afford everything they’d like to have. A dinner out, or that new pair of shoes? A new car, or a nicer apartment? As they grow up the choices may get bigger, but...
Post date: October 11, 2018
Diversity and inclusion are real concerns for nearly every organization today. Whether it is diversity of race, gender, or religion, or people with special needs, most organizations are aware of the need to design processes and policies that are inclusive of everyone’s needs. As important as fair...
Post date: June 12, 2018
Change is the only thing we can count on to be truly constant. To stay healthy and competitive, an organization must constantly respond and adapt to changing internal and external conditions, including opportunities, trends, and threats. If a leader is to remain at the helm, he or she must learn to...
Post date: May 10, 2018
In today’s rapidly evolving, high-tech marketplace, many organizations are turning to agile ways of working (such as scrum and kaizen) to enable more rapid decision making, accelerate innovation, and improve delivery of strategy. If this is to be done successfully, these new ways of doing things...
Post date: July 23, 2019
In an economy where the competition for competent workers has reached war-like proportions, finding new ways to bring top talent on board can create significant competitive advantage. One talent pool that companies sometimes overlook is the community of professional freelancers and contract workers...
Post date: November 6, 2017
Agile methods and principles are enjoying increasingly widespread adoption in today’s business environment. In contrast, most change management techniques were developed from approaches that are linear rather than Agile, such as waterfall development or project management. This begs the question:...
Post date: June 18, 2019
In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective change management is more important than ever. The ability to respond quickly to changing business conditions lends resiliency to an organization and allows it to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. This can only be achieved...
Post date: January 4, 2018
Change is easier said than done. Many leaders say they want change, and even have a positive attitude about it. But when it comes to actually implementing change, very few succeed at making it happen. According to an article published in the September 2013 issue of Forbes, only 25% of change...