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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 becoming an Alignment Leader.

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New leaders

The Challenge of Organizational Design for New Leaders

By | Posted Mar 11, 2020

Moving from a rank-and-file job to a first-time managerial position requires a significant shift in focus and perspective that can […]

Differentiation in business

Differentiation Is Essential in Business, but Comes at a Cost

By | Posted Jan 17, 2020

On a social level, humans are hard-wired to be part of a tribe. Growing up, we want to fit in […]

Managing change

Refine Your Focus to Implement Change Faster

By | Posted Nov 13, 2019

While the tortoise may have won his race by going slow and steady, in today’s marketplace it’s the organizations that […]

Organizational change journey

Beyond Change Management: The ‘Journey Model’ of Organizational Change

By | Posted Jul 23, 2019

Communication and persuasion are vital aspects of change management—so much so that it’s easy to focus on these skills almost […]

Business growth

4 Capabilities Your Company Needs to Fuel Business Growth

By | Posted Apr 18, 2019

Most businesses actively and continually seek to grow and expand. The rewards of growth are self-evident. However, the pursuit of […]

Strategy implementation

5 Mistakes That Can Stall Your Strategy Implementation

By | Posted Jan 16, 2019

Remember the game of telephone? One person would think of a phrase and whisper it the person next to her. […]

strategic goals

Is Your Organization Set Up to Meet Its Strategic Goals?

By | Posted Nov 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Setting your sights on specific revenue or sales targets, a desired market position, and other types of goals is a […]

Managing change

3 Keys to Helping Your Employees Succeed with Change

By | Posted Sep 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

By their very nature, organizations depend on teamwork to implement changes demanded by corporate strategy. In any team, every player […]

Organization design

3 Trends in Organization Design Presenting Opportunities for Leaders

By | Posted Aug 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Business leaders today must deal with the fastest-changing marketplace in history. Change in organizations is a fact of life for […]

merger and acquisition success

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

By | Posted May 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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. […]

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