Tag Archives: culture change

The Real Job of Leadership

In today’s world of rapid advancements in technology, some of the basic truths of business effectiveness and sustainability seem to have been forgotten as we embrace the belief that technology will solve everything. The current belief among business leaders is … Continue reading

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Andrew Carnegie, Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and Corporate Culture

As I mentioned in a previous blog posting (A Weekend with Andrew Carnegie), my family and I recently enjoyed a fabulous Art, Wine and Music weekend at Skibo Castle, the family home of Andrew Carnegie in the Scottish Highlands. One … Continue reading

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What Savvy Leaders Know about Culture Change . . . that consultants don’t

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it’s the only teacher.                   ~ Albert Schweitzer I have worked alongside many CEOs and business executives, as well as numerous academics who spend their lives researching, … Continue reading

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Culture Questions I Am Often Asked . . .

I am often asked by senior executives various questions concerning corporate culture. This past week was no exception when I spoke to a group of risk professionals and regulators from the Australian banking and financial services sector.  The conference title was … Continue reading

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The Focus of Culture Change is not Culture

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~Alexander Graham Bell When I was a young boy I got great delight from playing with a magnifying glass. Not … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture works on human logic, not business logic

If you don’t understand your culture, you don’t understand your business. Early humans had a pretty tough life as hunters and gatherers and to survive, belonging to a tribe and being accepted usually meant the difference between survival and death.  Being … Continue reading

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Compliance, Risk, Conduct and Culture in Financial Services

“We simply do not know if we have the tools to change the banking culture.”  Lord Turner, UK FSA Chairman This blog is part of  a larger keynote address to the Conduct and Culture in Financial Services Conference, to be … Continue reading

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