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Before you jump on the culture change bandwagon . . .

Before you jump on the culture change bandwagon, there’s some reading you should do: LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture   The phrase “jump on the bandwagon” or “climb on the bandwagon”, is a popular saying, with a bandwagon … Continue reading

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Understanding Corporate Culture in the Context of Time

There is nothing permanent except change.  ~Heraclitus From the years 1966 through 1974 I studied evolutionary biology at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Seeing the world through the dimension of evolutionary time provides an all important context for understanding why things … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Culture Change

As some of you may know, my former career was as a biologist focusing on ecology, reptiles and marine ecosystems.  But I have always been a wilderness freak and my favourite place on earth for an experience of real wilderness … Continue reading

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Culture Change is not an initiative . . .

“When the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”   ~Jack Welch There is a huge misconception at all levels of the business world that culture change … Continue reading

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Inspired !

My last post concerned the principle of “shadow of the leader”, with a perfect example coming from a recent outing to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London to watch the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Symphony … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and False Assumptions

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.  ~Henry Ford One of my greatest insights about culture change came early in my career from an assignment with AVCO Everett Research Labs. Basically this was a defence technology … Continue reading

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The Focus of Culture Change is not Culture

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~Alexander Graham Bell When I was a young boy I got great delight from playing with a magnifying glass. Not … Continue reading

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