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How I First Understood About Corporate Culture

In the executive suites today, the concept of corporate culture is the new black. It seems that everyone is talking about the importance of culture, the impact of culture, and of course, the need for culture change. The recent seismic … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is more like Physics than Human Resources.

The old story of the elephant and the blind men is as poignant as ever in revealing a profound lesson: Several blind men came across an elephant and never having seen an elephant, each had a different description based on … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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Is Your Corporate Culture a Poorly Dubbed Movie?

I enjoy watching films, I guess it’s the escapism into a new world, getting inside the lives of new characters, and being carried along by the storyline.  As Robert McKee, one of the gurus of screen writing likes to say, … Continue reading

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Patience and “Not-Patience”: Leadership Choices

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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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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