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What Drives Corporate Culture?

As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.  ~John Battelle Summer time is vacation time. Yippee! A time to recharge the batteries, break a few non-healthy … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is more like Physics than Human Resources.

The old story of the elephant and the blind men is as poignant as ever in revealing a profound lesson: Several blind men came across an elephant and never having seen an elephant, each had a different description based on … Continue reading

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Culture Change: Why Leaders Should “Micro-Manage”

My boss seems to believe in my way or highway. He micromanages everyone and fires anyone who disagrees with him about anything. One of the quickest and surest ways to disenfranchise good executives and managers is to micro-manage them! For … Continue reading

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Most Organization Change Really Isn’t Change

Changing the title or job description is not really change. Real change is adopting and implementing a new set of behaviours appropriate for the situation. When faced with a change in market conditions, new competition or a disruptive technology, most … Continue reading

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The Barometer and Leadership Effectiveness

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will … Continue reading

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Why Culture Change is Like Cooking . . .

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”  ~Julia Child I must confess, I enjoy watching cooking programs on the lifestyle channels on TV.  It really doesn’t matter if its Italian, French, British, or Cowboy … Continue reading

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King Canute and Culture Change

There are many versions of the story of King Canute trying to stop the tide.  Some focus on his arrogance, and thus the arrogance of kings and leaders.  Others take a different view and focus on the wisdom of leadership … Continue reading

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