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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.

Rapid Results Spark Strategic Momentum

The power of Rapid Results goes beyond the effective implementation of strategy.

 

A Thousand Cures - Which One is Right?

Like a broken record, business authors, journalists, government leaders, and economists continue to warn that the pace of change is accelerating, and that managers need to move faster.

 

Development and Results Go Hand in Hand

HR professionals can add value to an organization by focusing on organizational results as a key measure of their own success.

 

05.09.05  Keith Michaelson

Results in 100 Days

An electric utility wants to improve its service and reduce customer complaints. So, it assembles a team of employees from a range of areas and trains them in six-sigma analytical techniques.

 

04.18.05  Ron Ashkenas

Interview with Katie Beavan: Learning to Lead Can Lift a Career

The ability to guide projects provides management opportunities for those who'll stretch themselves.

 

12.06.04  Nadim Matta

Improving Project Results: Operating 'Below-the-Line' To Produce Real Value

Project teams and their sponsors rarely acknowledge the risk that their project's outcomes will not translate into the intended benefits to the organization. How can you keep a project on track for real results?

 

12.02.04  Suzanne Francis

Raising the Odds for M&A Results and Success

Whether acquiror or acquiree, the radical shifts required to make a merger or integration pay off are enormous and the pace at which they are carried out is the key to success.

 

09.13.04  Robert Neiman

Attention HR: Managers Need Help

Human resource professionals could sit around, hoping to come up with that big idea that will get them to the boardroom table. This article details a less idealistic path, but one that is much more likely to succeed.

 

Build Your Own Change Model

Every organization is unique. Leaders can adopt ideas for corporate transformation that have worked elsewhere, but they need to create their own one-of-a-kind change model through experimentation, learning, blueprint creation, and, most of all, a strong focus on re…

 

04.12.04  Robert Schaffer

Results-Fueled Leadership Development

This article describes how to make bottom-line organization achievement a centerpiece of leadership development, rather than relying on classroom project activities to develop leaders.

 

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