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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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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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Understanding Corporate Culture: Experience vs Theory

Good judgement is the result of experience, and most of that comes from bad judgement.  ~Cowboy Wisdom There seem to be two schools of thought about how to be an effective leader and business person.  According to the widely accepted approach used … Continue reading

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Understanding Corporate Culture: Jigsaw Puzzle or Legos?

My daughter and I assembled lots of jigsaw puzzles when she was little.  Somehow I think it helped her develop spatial awareness, manual dexterity and her memory skills. Critical foundations for becoming a musician. She started out with simple children’s picture puzzles, … Continue reading

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Agility is the new black, and brown, and white, and . . .

When the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.  ~Jack Welch The Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus) is a very remarkable creature.  Not only does it thrive and survive in the … Continue reading

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