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How Leaders Reshape Culture . . . It’s Not What You Think

One of the foundation “principles” of academics and consultants who research and advise on Corporate Culture is that senior leadership plays a very large role in shaping and changing corporate culture, mostly through articulating new “values” and then the leaders … Continue reading

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Culture Change: Why Leaders Should “Micro-Manage”

My boss seems to believe in my way or highway. He micromanages everyone and fires anyone who disagrees with him about anything. One of the quickest and surest ways to disenfranchise good executives and managers is to micro-manage them! For … Continue reading

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The Blind Leading the Blind: Conduct Risk in Financial Services

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller My first historical novel (Almost Perfect) I wrote while living in a stone Chateau in the South of France in the middle of Cathar Country. … 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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Leadership, Friction and Culture Change

The secret to success is to work smarter, not harder! In a recent blog (Friction and Culture Change) I used the physical concept of friction to help explain the difficulties in culture change and why reshaping corporate culture is so hard and often … 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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