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Culture Change . . . Are You Nuts?

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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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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The “Hidden” Assumptions Behind Culture Change

One of my greatest insights about culture change came early in my career from an assignment with AVCO Everett Research Labs.  Basically this was a defense technology “think tank” filled with pure research scientists and scientists “masquerading a managers”.  The … 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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