Monthly Archives: April 2014

Banking Salaries: What if that assumption is wrong?

Assumption,  noun;   plural noun: assumptions a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. (e.g.,”they made certain assumptions about the market”) Everyone knows the old saying about assumptions: When you assume, it’s easy to make an ass … Continue reading

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Leadership and the American University of Beirut

In 1968 I spent my junior year of college at the American University of Beirut.  For those of  you who don’t remember, Beirut, Lebanon was once aptly described at the “Paris of the Middle East” and was by far the … Continue reading

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Psst ! . . . Wanna Buy a Culture Change?

  One of the reasons The Economist magazine has been around since 1843 is its commitment to high standards of journalism as it continuously delivers on its purpose: “to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an … Continue reading

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Leadership as the “back up band”!

Every once in a while we get things twisted around backward and the world begins to feel odd. Like waking up with your pyjama bottoms twisted half-way round. Or worse yet, someone gives you a “wedgie” (at least that’s what we … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Culture Audits? Plenty . . .

Corporate culture is a hot topic!  It is discussed in boardrooms, MBA classrooms, blogging pages and even House of Parliament treasury committee hearings concerning the Libor rate fixing scandal. It’s also an important topic since numerous studies have pretty well convinced the business … Continue reading

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Behaviours Build Strong Brands and Aligned Cultures

It is easy for someone to copy your business strategy, but they can’t copy your culture. I was recently sent this infographic that describes some of the unique behaviours and activities that have helped companies build strong brands and iconic … Continue reading

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The Reality of Corporate Culture and “Flat World” Thinking

“The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church.” ― Ferdinand Magellan Several hundred years ago, most people believed the world … Continue reading

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