Author Archives: Gene Morton

About Gene Morton

OD Consultant and Author of the two-time award winning book, Leaders First: Six Bold Steps to Sustain Breakthroughs in Construction. See excerpts at www.genemorton.com. Leader development and team development through coaching, consulting, and presenting on topics related to the structure of leadership in groups and organizations. Through his years of experience implementing mergers, reorganization, culture change, and organization transformation, Gene learned how an effective structure of leadership compensates for, and balances, leader blind spots, improving performance overall, and making innovation and change possible. He enjoys working in the construction industry, heath care, governmental, as well as the non-profit world.

Will Happy Leaders Excite Chipotle’s Success?*

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Organize Your Leader Development: Capture Your Strategic Talent

If you want some serious insights into leader development, this article is for you. Authorities Beverly A. Dugan and Patrick Gavan O’Shea, both of Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), explain: The connection between development design and a company mission and strategy. How … Continue reading

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VA Headlines Show First Step to Cure Leadership Problems

The VA leadership structure needs a redesign starting right at the top. Then they can roll out the new leadership structure design process to leaders of the other divisions and major locations around the United States. What is a leadership structure? It … Continue reading

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3 Bold Steps to Meet Veterans Immediate Care Needs Today

RE: (Olinger, D. and Migoya, D. in VA officials were warned about Aurora project before work began, The Denver Post, posted on May 7, 2015) According to news accounts, the new VA hospital construction in Aurora, Colorado, has turned into … Continue reading

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Leadership Wizardry Begins with Structure

Too often leaders want sustained growth, as well as performance improvement, but do not realize the best starting point is to (re)design their structure of leadership. Leadership structure refers to those organizational arrangements which can unify or defeat how leaders perform, … Continue reading

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What if 100000 Dedicated Readers Saw Your Book’s Message?

Is it possible business book summaries offer a new avenue for making your book’s content available to your target audience? In a word – YES! After I discovered EBSCO, it opened up an entirely new method to get my content … Continue reading

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Shutdown or Reset: What Will Inoculate the VA Hospital Project Against Scope Creep?

About a week ago, I began this case study on scope creep. But the developments in this case are moving faster than I expected. On December 9, 2014, much to my surprise, news reports announced a third-party U.S. Civilian Board … Continue reading

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