Monthly Archives: August 2014

Develop Character First, Leadership Will Follow . . .

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  ~Helen Keller In the middle of the second World War, Britain was facing a shortage … Continue reading

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More Corporate Culture Myths . . .

(this post is adapted from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.  See my previous blog posting for Myths 1-4) Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.  ~Joseph … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and the World Knowledge Forum

I have been invited to present at the 15th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea on the 14-16 October, 2014.  This is a real honour for me and I look forward to sharing the stage with close to 200 … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Corporate Culture

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.  ~ John F. Kennedy  Corporate culture is one of those business issues that, as we have seen, … Continue reading

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Good Culture . . . Bad Culture

When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.  ~ Mae West A culture isn’t good or bad in and of itself. Cultures develop by design or default based on numerous causal factors. When people say this … Continue reading

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Collateral Benefits ?

The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.  ~Saint Francis As a result of the … Continue reading

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George and Harry Take a Trip . . .

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  -George Bernard Shaw One of the marvels of modern aviation transportation is the autopilot which on a long distance flight effectively and safely guides the jumbo jet … Continue reading

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