By Don Shapiro, President, First Concepts Consultants, Inc. For too long, structure has been viewed as something separate from strategy. Structure is how the entire organization operates, not just its organization chart. Revising structures are often seen as ways to improve efficiency, promote teamwork, create synergy or reduce cost. Yes, restructuring can do all that […]
Managing change is really about leading change by influencing people to voluntarily embrace the change and align themselves with where the organization is going. The only way to lead change is with an aligned team of effective leaders. Change is more about people than the change itself.
The latest look at what types of leaders produce the best results based on Don Shapiro’s experience and review of major research on leadership, employee engagement, employee retention and strategic alignment.
People can be bad. Bosses can be bad. People can do bad things and influence others to do bad things. Maybe it’s time to stop calling these people leaders. We are overusing the term leader and leadership and calling people leaders who are not leaders.
Too many definitions and not enough clarity may be holding too many back from becoming truly effective leaders There are more definitions for the terms leader and leadership than anyone could imagine and they seem to be expanding exponentially. Where do they all come from? Which ones can help us the most? While it’s good to […]
If we focus more precisely on what makes one a leader, we can develop a lot more people into effective leaders Leadership has taken on a lot of baggage over the years. I believe people have piled on so many things it’s supposed to mean that we may have lost sight about what leadership really […]
7 keys to successful teamwork. Effective teamwork can do more than we can do by ourselves but it takes a combination of factors to produce great results.
Strategic alignment, while clearly not a hot trending topic, is actually the key to exceptional strategy execution How do we get our organization to execute our strategies….consistently and effectively in a way that delivers the results we want? You can create great strategies, brilliant innovations, ideas to out position the competition, memorable branding, raise your […]