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Who “Owns” Corporate Culture?

If everyone is accountable, then no one is accountable. When organisations and companies first evolved, it was the founder who tended to be responsible for just about everything, from visiting the factory floor and telling people what to do, visiting … Continue reading

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Risk and the World of the CEO . . .

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffet I was having lunch the other day at one of my favourite business restaurants in London with a colleague. At one point the conversation turned to the “world of … 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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Old Fashioned “Gumption” . . .

“Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn’t can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.”   -Lucy Maude Montgomery I like the word, GUMPTION!  It’s an old fashioned word, probably of … Continue reading

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Governance and . . . governance

(I wrote this blog back in late 2011 but with all the issues swirling around about the EU, the continuing problems in banking, and the poor effectiveness of our global climate change commitments, I thought it timely to repost.  John … Continue reading

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