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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.

02.08.17  Daniel Dworkin

A Valentine’s Day Love/Work Manifesto

Conscious companies know the power of love in the workplace. Love based on virtues like compassion, honesty, and respect. These companies demand that organizations relinquish the notion that business is a zero sum game, and instead seek to create win-win scenarios…

Leadership May Not Be the Problem with Your Innovation Team

Harvard Business Review readers rated their organizations on the four conditions required for innovation to thrive. 80% thought their companies were under-performing on this front. They pointed out many opportunities for improvement.

To Succeed At Product Innovation, Turn Your Customers Into Allies

Corporate innovation still presents a big challenge. On one hand, senior executives encourage employees to develop new products and services. On the other, they don’t want to throw money at concepts with limited market potential. So how can internal innovators crea…

Webinar Recap: 4 Conditions Innovation Leaders Create to Drive Results

How do leaders create the conditions for innovation to thrive? During Schaffer’s November 17 webinar, we continued to answer that question with insights from client experiences, results from our recent innovation survey, and reflections from a panel of experts.

Win Over Executives by Proving Customers Support Your Idea

Corporate innovation still presents a big challenge.On one hand, senior executives encourage employees to develop new products and services. On the other, they don’t want to throw money at concepts with limited market potential.

How Simplicity Principles Could Fix Obamacare

As everyone now knows, Healthcare.gov – the $394 million website that was supposed to enable millions of Americans to shop for health insurance – is experiencing some initial technical failures. Critiquing the troubled rollout is easy, but not helpful considering t…

10.14.13  Daniel Dworkin

Steal This Idea: How to Solve our Wicked Healthcare Challenge

There are issues that are so big, so seemingly intractable that it’s hard to know the right way to cut into them. In 1973, Horst W.J. Rittel and Melvin M. Webber, professors of design and urban planning at the University of California at Berkeley, referred to these…

How Cleveland Clinic Tackles EHR Implementation

Cleveland Clinic is internationally recognized as a leader in research, education and health information. They’ve been using EHRs for over a decade. As Director of Implementation for the Clinic’s My Practice Community and My Practice Healthcare Solutions teams, Kel…

5 Strategies to Drive Successful Results in EHR Implementation

Successful and necessary transformation of US healthcare – from its unenviable “very-expensive, modest-quality” ranking – will rely on effective implementations of electronic health records (EHR). Many expect the advent of EHR to be a game-changer for our health sy…

04.19.13  Daniel Dworkin

Gun Control and Leadership

Americans' perceptions of their elected officials are at a record low. Only 28 percent view the federal government favorably. That was before the Senate voted down a bi-partisan agreement on universal background checks for gun buyers.

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