Tag Archives: IBM

Corporate Culture is a collection of “cultural algorithms”

Our modern life is ruled by algorithms.  While almost all of them are invisible to you and I, we interact with them every day. Searching on Google involves an algorithm. The ATM machine uses algorithms. Credit card purchases use algorithms. … Continue reading

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The Missing Leadership Competency

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. I look at the long list of competencies that supposedly make up a … Continue reading

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Go Long . . . or Don’t Start

One fine day, not long ago, after comparing his company’s stock price against a peer group, the Chief Executive descended from on high and gathered his trustworthy Vice Presidents around him. “Hear ye all. I command ye to reshape our corporate … Continue reading

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Many Roads to Ruin: The Impact of Culture on Performance

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffett There is no denying the world of business is getting more risky. When global mega-banks like CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have to be … Continue reading

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In Praise of Engineers . . .

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.  ~Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert cartoons) Recently I spent some time in Detroit with a client, but had some time to … Continue reading

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