Tag Archives: culture change

I don’t multi-task well

Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. ~Gary W. Keller You may have noticed  I haven’t posted a blog in several weeks. (At least I hope you noticed.).  The reason is simple, … Continue reading

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How to Engineer an Agile Corporate Culture

  “I finally figured something out. Agile development is a culture, not a process.”   ~Jeff Patton I have a bum knee.  Actually it’s more than bum, it’s truly dysfunctional, especially after running 15 marathons between the age of 45 … Continue reading

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In Search of the Real Corporate Culture

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. ~Arthur Conan Doyle As a young boy I read most of the Sherlock Holmes books, watched the old black and white movies on TV late at night when Basil Rathbone was … Continue reading

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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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The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership: Part 1

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today.  ~Abraham Lincoln When I was in college in the 60’s there was a popular saying: “What goes around comes around”.  To me this saying seemed to be based on … Continue reading

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The New CEO’s Secret Weapon

If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight.  -Jack Welch, former CEO, GE One of the most difficult jobs in modern business is that of the incoming CEO.  As soon as the … Continue reading

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Farming, Weeds and Corporate Culture

If you don’t understand your corporate culture, you don’t understand your business. One of my current consulting clients is a large global agriculture equipment manufacturer. Farming is becoming more and more mechanised, not only in the developed countries, but in … Continue reading

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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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