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Corporate Culture Assessments . . . .Why?

  “To get to where you want to go, you must first know your starting point” Corporate Culture Assessments are definitely the rage in business at the moment.  There are over 70 different culture profile assessments on the markets, some … Continue reading

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Culture Change and The Long Tail

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, wrote an article in 2004, The Long Tail, which then became a book, published by 2006. Online video retailing offers a great contemporary example of the Pareto probability distribution (hence the name Long Tail) where a few blockbuster … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is Like Concrete

“They swore by concrete. They built for eternity.” ― Gunter Grass Concrete is the most widely used building material, by tonnage, in the world today. And it’s not a modern building material either. The first known use of concrete was some … Continue reading

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A Reality Test for the Chairman: The Final Exam

Culture is a metaphor, not a P&L line item, however it impacts every item on the P&L ! The Final Exam Sit in a quiet place, turn off your phone, take out a pencil or pen and a clean sheet … Continue reading

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The New CEO’s Secret Weapon

If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight.  -Jack Welch, former CEO, GE One of the most difficult jobs in modern business is that of the incoming CEO.  As soon as the … Continue reading

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How I First Understood About Corporate Culture

In the executive suites today, the concept of corporate culture is the new black. It seems that everyone is talking about the importance of culture, the impact of culture, and of course, the need for culture change. The recent seismic … Continue reading

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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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