Tag Archives: Gordon Bethune

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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Leadership. Is there an App for that?

There’s an app for just about everything these days. Some of them are useful, such as an alarm clock app, GPS map apps, email apps, Passbook for storing airline boarding passes and concert tickets, The Economist app for international insights, … 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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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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The Five Foundations of Effective Leadership

Note:  This is reblog of a post I wrote in December, 2012, but I have had numerous requests to repost it. __________________________________ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on … Continue reading

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense . . .

Since when did bankruptcy become a strategy? Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to solve poor business performance seems to be a growing trend, especially among the US airlines.  The recent news release of the Chapter 11 filing by American … Continue reading

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