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An Opera Production and Corporate Culture

  Opera is when the hero gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings!  ~Robert Burns My daughter loves opera and even though she is just 17 has seen nearly 100 operas in places like the Royal … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Leadership from Fitbit

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.  ~Ken Blanchard Athletes serious about improving their fitness and physical capabilities have always known the value of feedback.  How do you know if you are improving without feedback? Feedback is useful for monitoring progress, … Continue reading

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Culture Change: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. ~Thomas Berger In my advisory work I frequently find myself sitting alone with a CEO or business founder listening to them talk about their management team and their … Continue reading

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Culture Change is not an initiative . . .

“When the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”   ~Jack Welch There is a huge misconception at all levels of the business world that culture change … Continue reading

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Uninspired !

Uninspired = Uninspiring = Mediocre Performance = Bored Audience Leadership has a definite knock-on effect. The principle of “shadow of the leader” came vividly back to me while sitting for 2 1/2 hours in the Royal Albert Hall in London listening … Continue reading

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Impact of Company Policies on Culture and Performance

  Tell people they’re inadequate long enough and they’ll believe it. Undermine their confidence with constant correction, tweaking, and complaints and they’ll pull back. Fill people with confidence and they’ll act with boldness. I’ve been working for the past couple of … Continue reading

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A Reality Test for the Chairman: The Final Exam

Culture is a metaphor, not a P&L line item, however it impacts every item on the P&L ! The Final Exam Sit in a quiet place, turn off your phone, take out a pencil or pen and a clean sheet … Continue reading

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