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Game Over !

First we shape our institutions, and afterwards they shape us!  ~Winston Churchill After a particularly tough day, the chief executive of a major corporation came home exhausted. A barrage of crises and questions assaulted him all day. Some of these … Continue reading

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Before you jump on the culture change bandwagon . . .

Before you jump on the culture change bandwagon, there’s some reading you should do: LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture   The phrase “jump on the bandwagon” or “climb on the bandwagon”, is a popular saying, with a bandwagon … Continue reading

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Just What Is Effective Leadership?

  Leadership is like the Buddah with many faces! Under certain circumstances, leadership can look very different and the responsibilities of leadership change depending upon the situation.  Some call this concept, “situational leadership” and in one sense is a good … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet of Corporate Culture

As a form of punishment, running the gauntlet has its origins in Roman times, and probably before.  A thief or coward was forced to run between two long lines of soldiers armed with clubs and spears. As the criminal ran … Continue reading

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The Blind Leading the Blind: Conduct Risk in Financial Services

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller My first historical novel (Almost Perfect) I wrote while living in a stone Chateau in the South of France in the middle of Cathar Country. … Continue reading

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Understanding Corporate Culture: Jigsaw Puzzle or Legos?

My daughter and I assembled lots of jigsaw puzzles when she was little.  Somehow I think it helped her develop spatial awareness, manual dexterity and her memory skills. Critical foundations for becoming a musician. She started out with simple children’s picture puzzles, … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Improve?

In this age of speeded up communications, travel, work and life, faster is not always the answer. Several years ago I commissioned a cartoonist by the name of Rupert Besley to illustrate a concept for me.  The concept deals with the insidious … Continue reading

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