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Corporate Culture as an IED

“The greatest producer of casualties on the battlefield in the 20th century was artillery, and my assessment is the IED is the artillery of the 21st century,”  ~Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero An IED is an Improvised Explosive Device, or in simple … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture works on human logic, not business logic

If you don’t understand your culture, you don’t understand your business. Early humans had a pretty tough life as hunters and gatherers and to survive, belonging to a tribe and being accepted usually meant the difference between survival and death.  Being … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Corporate Culture with Tradition

We are connected to the past, but are not defined by it. Many companies are proud of their heritage and company traditions.  HSBC is 150 years old this year and planning multiple celebrations focused on its long tradition of supporting economic growth … Continue reading

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Acculturation . . . Assimilation or Annihilation?

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.  ~ The Borg Queen from Star Trek  One of the more fascinating and dangerous encounters by Captain Picard … Continue reading

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The Leadership of Corporate Culture

Real leadership is about influence, not a title or position! Dr. Larry Senn wrote his PhD dissertation at UCLA in 1970 on a breakthrough concept in business and organisation behaviour. The title was “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations” and … Continue reading

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An “Unspeakable” Driver of Banking Culture

In the Harry Potter books and movies, there is a character so evil, so foul, so corrupting that ordinary people refused to say his name.  Instead they referred to him as “he who must not be named”!  Of course that was … 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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