Ray Gagnon is Principal and Founder of Gagnon Associates, a management and organizational consulting firm located in Metro-West Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The perspective he brings to his consulting work has been developed over some 30 years spent working in and for some of the world’s largest and most respected companies in the areas of Strategic Planning, GE Work-Out, Business Process Improvement, and Executive Coaching. His consulting industry experience ranges from bio-tech, health-care, high-technology, consumer products and fashion, to chemicals manufacturing, heavy machinery and transportation. Ray has studied, lived and worked internationally, designing and conducting engagements for such global enterprises as GE, IBM, Philips, Novartis and Polo Ralph Lauren as well as for such smaller, local companies as Weston & Sampson, Yellow Freight, and The Orvis Company, Inc. A performing vocalist/guitarist for most of his life, he is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys canoeing, hiking, mountain-climbing and fly-fishing.
We’ve mentioned elsewhere the consulting mentor of ours who was fond of saying that strategic planning was, at one and the same time, the most important task you can undertake as a business leader and also “a waste of time.” Of course, what he meant was, like New Year’s resolutions, it’s not the resolving that... Read more »
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