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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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There’s No Such Thing As “Culture In A Box”

Early on in my consulting career I worked alongside a Retail Operations Improvement firm. They did the retailing operations and I was involved in the training of staff, store managers and team training.  One of the interesting innovations I saw … Continue reading

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Understanding Corporate Culture in the Context of Time

There is nothing permanent except change.  ~Heraclitus From the years 1966 through 1974 I studied evolutionary biology at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Seeing the world through the dimension of evolutionary time provides an all important context for understanding why things … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture Assessments . . . .Why?

  “To get to where you want to go, you must first know your starting point” Corporate Culture Assessments are definitely the rage in business at the moment.  There are over 70 different culture profile assessments on the markets, some … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Culture Audits? Plenty . . .

Corporate culture is a hot topic!  It is discussed in boardrooms, MBA classrooms, blogging pages and even House of Parliament treasury committee hearings concerning the Libor rate fixing scandal. It’s also an important topic since numerous studies have pretty well convinced the business … Continue reading

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Before You Decide on a Culture Audit . . .

(This blog posting features excerpts from Chapter 12 in my recent book; LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture.) “I can’t define pornography, but I know it when I see it.”  ~US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart Corporate culture is also difficult … Continue reading

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