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More On Culture Change from Will Rogers . . .

“There are many ways to skin a cat, although the cat might not agree!”  ~Will Rogers The business world is obsessed with change; change management, change agents, change readiness, 8 Steps to Culture Change, business transformation, champions of change, culture … Continue reading

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Newspapers, Company Policies and Corporate Culture

Several years ago a relatively new employee at a large British newspaper was curious why the papers were so big, so he asked one of the older executives. The reply came quickly. “All quality newspapers are big; customers would not want it any … Continue reading

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Always Drink Upstream From the Herd . . .

When a herd of cattle enter a stream to drink, not only do they stir up the mud and silt, but use it as a toilet as well.  So you can imagine the water is much cleaner and healthier upstream … Continue reading

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Change the Leader or Change the Leader?

“I’ve got enough change management.  What I’m looking for is change leadership!” ~a frustrated CEO. One of the most frequent questions I am asked by Board Chairmen is “when is the right time to change the CEO?”  Usually this is … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Leadership from Fitbit

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.  ~Ken Blanchard Athletes serious about improving their fitness and physical capabilities have always known the value of feedback.  How do you know if you are improving without feedback? Feedback is useful for monitoring progress, … Continue reading

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Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight . . . and other truths about corporate culture

Never bring a knife to a gun fight, Kid. ~Butch Cassidy One of my favourite scenes in the movie Indiana_Jones_and_the_Temple_of_Doom is where he is confronted by a very large enemy wielding a big sword.  Here is the clip:     My father … Continue reading

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Culture is Free: Banking and Culture Change

Why spend all this time finding and fixing and fighting when you could prevent the incident in the first place?  ~Philip Crosby In 1979, Philip Crosby, the former Quality Director at Martin Aerospace and ITT Corporation, published his first business book, … Continue reading

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