Reed Deshler

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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: 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...
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: 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: December 6, 2018
All change begins with a new concept. This concept should shape thinking, which then influences behavior.  Only once behavior changes will an organization’s performance change. When there is a disconnect between concept and action, change will either fail to happen, or it will not bring about the...
Post date: April 12, 2018
Organization effectiveness (OE) has become a top human capital priority for many organizations. Building internal OE groups and capabilities can greatly assist organizations in achieving optimal performance and better managing change. Whether their OE team emphasizes consulting, creating an OE...
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: 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 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: 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...