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Why Corporate Culture is more like Physics than Human Resources.

The old story of the elephant and the blind men is as poignant as ever in revealing a profound lesson: Several blind men came across an elephant and never having seen an elephant, each had a different description based on … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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Culture Change: The Objective or a Positive By-Product?

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion. ~Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert cartoons) Here’s a radical thought!  Instead of a … Continue reading

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Friction and Culture Change

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I get a flashback from High School. Sometimes it’s about my lackluster sports career, sometimes about the marching band I played in, and occasionally about one of my classes. … Continue reading

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Most Organization Change Really Isn’t Change

Changing the title or job description is not really change. Real change is adopting and implementing a new set of behaviours appropriate for the situation. When faced with a change in market conditions, new competition or a disruptive technology, most … Continue reading

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Culture Change and First Principle Thinking

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”  ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Like many other things in Alice in Wonderland, this sounds like nonsense advice.  Yet … Continue reading

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Peer Leadership, Courage and Culture Change

The best training program in the world is absolutely worthless without the will to execute it properly, consistently, and with intensity.  ~John Romaniello Let’s face it, corporate America has been trained, retrained, and then trained again (even trained out!) on leadership … Continue reading

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