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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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What Drives Corporate Culture?

As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.  ~John Battelle Summer time is vacation time. Yippee! A time to recharge the batteries, break a few non-healthy … Continue reading

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Genes, DNA and Corporate Culture

  I think that the formation of [DNA’s] structure by Watson and Crick may turn out to be the greatest development in the field of molecular genetics in recent years. — Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize for Genetics   On April … Continue reading

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Why Culture Change Programs Don’t Deliver . . . Another Viewpoint

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. ~ Mark Twain There is a very popular TV game show in American culture called  Family Feud which features two competing families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture is a collection of “cultural algorithms”

Our modern life is ruled by algorithms.  While almost all of them are invisible to you and I, we interact with them every day. Searching on Google involves an algorithm. The ATM machine uses algorithms. Credit card purchases use algorithms. … Continue reading

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Can You Rely on Your Corporate Culture?

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves.  ~Harold S. Geneen Reliability is an important issue in our fast-paced, modern lifestyles. … Continue reading

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