Monthly Archives: December 2014

Family Christmas Revisited . . . Sort of

In the 1950’s we would all travel to San Diego for a family Christmas gathering. My father’s mother lived in San Diego along with one of his sisters so it was the natural gathering place. While his second sister lived … Continue reading

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Agility is the new black, and brown, and white, and . . .

When the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.  ~Jack Welch The Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus) is a very remarkable creature.  Not only does it thrive and survive in the … Continue reading

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Where is Your Corporate Culture Located?

Seek and ye shall find, but only if you are looking in the right place! A policeman was walking along a dimly lit street at night and noticed a man on hands and knees near the lamp post.  The man was obviously … Continue reading

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Acculturation . . . Assimilation or Annihilation?

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.  ~ The Borg Queen from Star Trek  One of the more fascinating and dangerous encounters by Captain Picard … Continue reading

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Admiral Rickover and The Responsibility of Leadership

(Note:  This is a blog I published over 2 years ago, but the message needs repeating, at least to me!) “Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be … Continue reading

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The Leadership of Corporate Culture

Real leadership is about influence, not a title or position! Dr. Larry Senn wrote his PhD dissertation at UCLA in 1970 on a breakthrough concept in business and organisation behaviour. The title was “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations” and … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Improve?

In this age of speeded up communications, travel, work and life, faster is not always the answer. Several years ago I commissioned a cartoonist by the name of Rupert Besley to illustrate a concept for me.  The concept deals with the insidious … Continue reading

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