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See our experts’ latest contributions on consulting, execution, growth, simplification and other key topics in today’s industry-leading blog posts.

03.20.20  Josh Rosenthal

COVID-19: Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Leaders play a key role in supporting their teams in staying focused, safe and productive. There are some basic actions executive teams and managers can take when addressing trauma and anxiety in the workplace.

03.19.20  Matthew McCreight

Make this your “Finest Hour”

Leaders and people throughout their organizations are working around the clock to survive the current crisis. During these turbulent times, we want to share some insights into the conditions that can enable an organization not just to survive but also to thrive.

Considering the Sale of Your Company? Secrets to Success

Executives contemplating a company sale can lift company performance in ways that deliver significantly stronger multiples when it comes time to close the deal.

Your Strategy Won’t Work if You Don’t Identify the New Capabilities You Need

Strategic planners and senior executives either assume that if a strategy is logical, people will figure out what to do, or they develop a “paint by numbers” approach. Neither extreme works well. If leaders want their company to sustain critical changes the strateg…

10.26.17  Robert Schaffer

All Management Is Change Management

Managers have begun to view change as an extraordinary event that must be dealt with using change management techniques and special skills. However, the job of management has always involved defining what changes need to be made and seeing that those changes take p…

07.26.17  Patrice Murphy

Surviving M&A: A Personal Roadmap

There is almost nothing written about how to survive M&A as an individual – until now. Here are some practical tips for how to navigate the turmoil of a merger or acquisition and emerge with your career and psyche intact.

06.15.17  Ron Ashkenas

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Creating the expectation for high performance and doing what’s necessary to help your team be successful is a critical skill for anyone managing others. Many new managers are concerned about the optics of handling underperforming team members.

04.17.17  Matthew McCreight

Reflections on "What Can Women Learn from Effective Male Leaders"

Participation of women in the labor force has increased over 27 percent since 1978, but women still fill only 4 percent of CEO positions among the S&P500.

04.07.17  Ron Ashkenas

Didn't Get That Promotion? Three Reasons Why You Should Thank Your Boss

Sometimes disappointment offers new opportunities. Learn three ways to overcome losing that promotion.

03.24.17  Jonathan Stearn

How to Achieve Sustainable Organic Growth and Overcome Complex Challenges

When tackling complex business challenges it is often impossible to know at the beginning what solutions will work. These require a “project management plus” approach. Learn how to create expectations, drive accountability, and monitor performance in a different wa…

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