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What’s all this ‘who eats who for breakfast’ stuff?

Breakfast jokes abound and I am often reminded often of the parable of the Pig and the Chicken: When it comes to a good bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed! Every journalist loves … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement and Strategy Execution: A Real Example

It’s January in London. It’s cold, overcast and rainy almost every day. And besides that, at a latitude of 52 degrees North, darkness falls around 4pm, making it seem even colder. The perfect time of year for the boiler and central … Continue reading

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Good Culture . . . Bad Culture

When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.  ~ Mae West A culture isn’t good or bad in and of itself. Cultures develop by design or default based on numerous causal factors. When people say this … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Professionalism and the Conundrum of Subcultures

Conundrum:  (noun) a confusing or difficult problem or question. In my last blog post, The Illusion of Corporate Culture, Part 2, I focused on why I believe there is no one single corporate culture in an organization, but instead culture … Continue reading

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Consultant, Change Thyself . . .

Here’s one of my favourite consultant jokes . . . A patient was at her doctor’s office after undergoing a complete physical examination. The doctor said, “I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live.” … Continue reading

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Looking Over the Horizon and Strategic Leadership

The choice between right and wrong is easy; it’s the choice between two rights that takes real courage! I left marine biology in the mid-70’s to pursue a career in business but to this day I am still fascinated by … Continue reading

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