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The Business Reason Culture Comes Last, Not First

As one of the first researchers and consultants on culture, beginning in 1978, I fully understand how important culture is to customer satisfaction, employee engagement, cyber security and overall business performance. (see Culture Rules) Yes, culture matters; big time! It is … 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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Hall of Fame Performance and the Leadership Factor

The key issue isn’t having a strategy, it’s getting it implemented!  ~Jack Welch One of the most difficult areas of business is not developing strategy, but actually delivering on strategic objectives. Every business has a strategy (some developed with expensive consulting … Continue reading

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A Healthy Culture is Not Forever . . .

When I was younger there was a television advertisement sponsored by the SPCA with the title: A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.  It featured a happy family around the Christmas tree playing with a new puppy, a present … Continue reading

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Growth: It starts out great, but then . . .

An organisation, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.  ~Dee Hock When organisations or businesses get started there is always the buzz of excitement.  Everything is new and exciting.  Opportunity … Continue reading

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Functional Silos: A Perspective on Leadership and Culture

Silos are great for missiles, but not for organisations! News Flash: Functional silos are alive and well inside most companies! That’s the good news . . . . and the bad news. As you may know, I have spent the … Continue reading

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Can You Rely on Your Corporate Culture?

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves.  ~Harold S. Geneen Reliability is an important issue in our fast-paced, modern lifestyles. … Continue reading

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