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A Deeper Look at Corporate Culture

The deeper we look, the more we learn As a young man I picked up a copy of a little book by James Allen, As A Man Thinketh.  I stuffed it in my backpack and finally pulled it out on … Continue reading

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Leadership Choices: Prices and Payoffs

Michael Porter, the Harvard professor best known for his pioneering work on competitive strategy believes that an effective strategy is mostly about choice.  What you choose to do to compete and what you choose not to do, especially since every … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture is a collection of “cultural algorithms”

Our modern life is ruled by algorithms.  While almost all of them are invisible to you and I, we interact with them every day. Searching on Google involves an algorithm. The ATM machine uses algorithms. Credit card purchases use algorithms. … Continue reading

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How I First Understood About Corporate Culture

In the executive suites today, the concept of corporate culture is the new black. It seems that everyone is talking about the importance of culture, the impact of culture, and of course, the need for culture change. The recent seismic … 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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The Reality of Corporate Culture and “Flat World” Thinking

“The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church.” ― Ferdinand Magellan Several hundred years ago, most people believed the world … 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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