Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cultural Drift

Change happens, whether we force it or ignore it! 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 … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

As some of you know, one of my other “jobs” besides business consulting and advisory on strategy execution, leadership and corporate culture, is writing thriller novels.  And there is plenty of inspiration to be found for a fast paced thriller … Continue reading

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What they don’t teach in Med School and B-School

Medical schools turn out doctors.  Business schools turn out managers.  Or so the theory goes. I recently read an interesting article that got me thinking about these two forms of professional education. A cardiologist wrote an article about how in … Continue reading

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An Opera Production and Corporate Culture

  Opera is when the hero gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings!  ~Robert Burns My daughter loves opera and even though she is just 17 has seen nearly 100 operas in places like the Royal … Continue reading

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Culture as Business and Social “Glue”

Nothing is so painful to experience than when a company or a nation begins to deteriorate from the inside out. Every business organization has a  unique identity and purpose that differentiates it from the others. And these elements of uniqueness are evidenced in the corporate culture. … Continue reading

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More On Culture Change from Will Rogers . . .

“There are many ways to skin a cat, although the cat might not agree!”  ~Will Rogers The business world is obsessed with change; change management, change agents, change readiness, 8 Steps to Culture Change, business transformation, champions of change, culture … Continue reading

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