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Principal of AlignOrg Solutions, Reed Deshler specializes in developing strategic organization designs and helping companies bring them to fruition. As an organization consultant, he works with executive teams and HR teams to define winning strategies, align their organization and business models for success, and mobilize employees and stakeholders in the desired direction. He’s guided Fortune 500 companies—including 3M, Abbott, Hertz, Chevron, Cisco, and General Mills—as well as middle-market businesses and nonprofits through change successfully and helped them solve complex organizational challenges. Deshler is co-author of Mastering the Cube: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks and Building an Organization that Works, a guidebook that outlines AlignOrg Solutions’ organization alignment process. He regularly writes and speaks on issues related to organization transformation and ways to implement—and create buy-in—among stakeholders for new business designs. Learn more about organization transformation.

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merger and acquisition success

Key to M&A Success: Aligning Organizational Capabilities to Drive Strategy

By | Posted May 14, 2018

If you’ve ever worked in a company that was acquired, but several years later it still felt like the two […]

Strategic thinking

Connecting Strategic Thinking to Results: Why Leaders Must See the Practical Side of Ideas

By | Posted Mar 29, 2018

One of the most important characteristics of a leader is the ability to think strategically. Leaders must be adept at […]

Leading transformation

How to Lead a Transformation Using Agile Principles

By | Posted Jan 22, 2018

The role of leadership is essential to any organizational change, such as incorporating Agile ways of working into an organization. […]

Aligning culture with strategy

The Dangers of a Misalignment Between Culture and Strategy

By | Posted Nov 7, 2017

From Apple to Zappos, every successful company has its own distinct corporate culture. Whether you are observing the leaders’ strategic […]

Strategic business planning

Assembling The Right People For Strategic Business Planning

By | Posted Feb 23, 2017

As an organization works to establish its position and direction in the marketplace, the strategic business planning team takes on […]