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The 1 Leadership Failure: The Nose Knows . . .

A while ago I attended a panel discussion at London Business School hosted by the UK Turnaround Management Association.  On the panel were experts from the various professions brought in to deal with distressed companies – legal, operational, financial, advisory, banking … Continue reading

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Cost Reduction: The Lazy Way and The Smarter Way

Good management is about increasing sales, growing profit margins, growing people, and controlling costs. And over the past 100 years since the birth of “Scientific Management” by Frederick Taylor, more and more tools and techniques have been developed to accomplish these four important … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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The Seven Faces of Corporate Culture

John’s Note:  The following is the first draft of the Introduction to a new book I am writing. A book prompted by readers of my last book suggesting I give them more detail, more “how to”, more specifics on corporate culture. I will … Continue reading

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Which is harder, a financial turnaround or a moral turnaround?

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the biggest challenges facing … Continue reading

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