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The Leadership of Corporate Culture

Real leadership is about influence, not a title or position! Dr. Larry Senn wrote his PhD dissertation at UCLA in 1970 on a breakthrough concept in business and organisation behaviour. The title was “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations” and … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Improve?

In this age of speeded up communications, travel, work and life, faster is not always the answer. Several years ago I commissioned a cartoonist by the name of Rupert Besley to illustrate a concept for me.  The concept deals with the insidious … Continue reading

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Big Banking’s Achilles Heel

What defines us is how well we rise after falling! According to Greek mythology, when Achilles, the son of the goddess Thetis and the Greek hero Peleus, was born it was foretold that he would die young. To protect him, Thetis took the … Continue reading

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The Seven Faces of Corporate Culture

John’s Note:  The following is the first draft of the Introduction to a new book I am writing. A book prompted by readers of my last book suggesting I give them more detail, more “how to”, more specifics on corporate culture. I will … 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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A Few More Corporate Culture Myths

This is the third (and final) posting on the myths of corporate culture.  You might want to review the first and second posting as well.  These myths are taken from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to … Continue reading

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Why Culture Change is Like Cooking . . .

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”  ~Julia Child I must confess, I enjoy watching cooking programs on the lifestyle channels on TV.  It really doesn’t matter if its Italian, French, British, or Cowboy … Continue reading

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