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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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What Drives Corporate Culture?

As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.  ~John Battelle Summer time is vacation time. Yippee! A time to recharge the batteries, break a few non-healthy … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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How Leaders Reshape Culture . . . It’s Not What You Think

One of the foundation “principles” of academics and consultants who research and advise on Corporate Culture is that senior leadership plays a very large role in shaping and changing corporate culture, mostly through articulating new “values” and then the leaders … Continue reading

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Going Global? Three Keys to Success

 Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country.  ~Horace Greeley The sage advice of 19th Century journalist and politician Horace Greeley about seeking out new territory and opportunities for growth has become a popular phrase and … Continue reading

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Peer Leadership, Courage and Culture Change

The best training program in the world is absolutely worthless without the will to execute it properly, consistently, and with intensity.  ~John Romaniello Let’s face it, corporate America has been trained, retrained, and then trained again (even trained out!) on leadership … Continue reading

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The No. 1 Leadership Success Principle

If you are a scientist, then critical thinking is probably the big key to success.  If you are a salesperson, listening skills probably rate very high. If you are a doctor, compassion seems to be the foundation for success. So, … Continue reading

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