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A Timeless Truth . . . MBWA

There are a handful of people who truly make a difference in our lives. Our parents leave an indelible impression that lasts a lifetime and determines our initial outlook on life and our learned values. But as we grow and … 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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How I First Understood About Corporate Culture

In the executive suites today, the concept of corporate culture is the new black. It seems that everyone is talking about the importance of culture, the impact of culture, and of course, the need for culture change. The recent seismic … Continue reading

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What’s all this ‘who eats who for breakfast’ stuff?

Breakfast jokes abound and I am often reminded often of the parable of the Pig and the Chicken: When it comes to a good bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed! Every journalist loves … Continue reading

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When Did the Dream Die?

As I may have mentioned before in my postings, my daughter is my hero! Her drive, focus, maturity and love of music are a constant source of inspiration (and amazement) to me. Last week we spent a couple of days together … 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 Hidden Dimension of Strategy Validation

(Note:  This blog was published for the first time several years ago, but it is still timely. Enjoy) The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism. ~Paul Ricoeur It is too often … Continue reading

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Patience is . . .

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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Championship Tennis and Strategy Execution

Many of us here in the UK are infected with Wimbledon fever!  That magical time of year when the reigning champions face not only each other, but the rising stars of the future. Dynasties can fall and new kings and … Continue reading

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Psst ! . . . Wanna Buy a Culture Change?

  One of the reasons The Economist magazine has been around since 1843 is its commitment to high standards of journalism as it continuously delivers on its purpose: “to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an … Continue reading

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