Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cultural Drift . . .

I clearly remember my second year in college sitting in a marine geology class and discussing the then revolutionary topic of continental drift. After decades of theories and much scoffing at the subject of plate tectonics by renowned scientists, in … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is not Leadership

Hypocrisy is the state of falsely claiming to possess virtuous characteristics that one lacks.  Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie. We are all a little bit hypocritical, but most of us don’t go around … Continue reading

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The Author’s Essential Toolkit . . .

Last week I attended an invitation only conference for authors of published business books.  Over the course of my 30+ years as a global management consultant, CEO and author, I, like many of you, have attended my fair share of … Continue reading

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Please share to show my pupils how far a photo can go (even if you don’t want it to!)

Everyone needs to understand the tweets, emails and digital messages are forever and can’t be recalled. Think before you hit enter!

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Wrong! 8 Common Assumptions about Culture Change

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 … Continue reading

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“Sensible” in a Charlatan world? Damned Faint Praise?

My business book, LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, was (surprisingly!) recently reviewed in that esteemed and venerable world news, political affairs, business and finance magazine, The Economist (January 9, 2014).  Continuous publication of this weekly journal began in September … Continue reading

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Read The Economist review of my new book, LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture

I spent the last 10 months at a small desk on the third floor of our house in London, sitting in front of a computer screen.  I was committed (and probably should have been committed) to writing a book about … Continue reading

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