Reed Deshler

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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: 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: May 3, 2016
"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." — John P. Kotter, Leading Change Because change is inevitable most executives recognize that being able to lead a successful change...
Post date: July 13, 2017
Organization alignment is a coveted and sought after state of affairs for organizations and leaders. Imagine an organization whose work, structure, metrics, people, rewards, and culture are all optimally aligned to carry out the organization’s strategy. (Obviously not a reality, but we’ve seen some...
Post date: August 14, 2017
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford University Professor of Psychology Dr. Carol S. Dweck introduces the idea of a “growth mindset” vs. a “fixed mindset.” People operating from a fixed mindset believe that basic qualities like intelligence and talent are inborn...
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: March 1, 2018
There are two adages familiar to every organization is: time is money, and change is inevitable.  The interesting thing is that these truisms are connected—change doesn’t happen without an investment of time.  If an organization’s leadership is unwilling to invest the time it takes to properly...
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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: September 8, 2017
Like a living organism, businesses exist in dynamic environments where continual change and evolution is required not only to survive, but also to thrive. To effectively adapt and differentiate, leaders in companies must look at their markets and consider how they will guide their organizations to...
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...