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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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Farming, Weeds and Corporate Culture

If you don’t understand your corporate culture, you don’t understand your business. One of my current consulting clients is a large global agriculture equipment manufacturer. Farming is becoming more and more mechanised, not only in the developed countries, but in … Continue reading

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Culture Questions I Am Often Asked . . .

I am often asked by senior executives various questions concerning corporate culture. This past week was no exception when I spoke to a group of risk professionals and regulators from the Australian banking and financial services sector.  The conference title was … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is Like a Limpet

As a former marine biology student (a long time ago) I was always fascinated by limpets, which are a special type of gastropod (snails and mussels, etc.). Every time I visited an intertidal area, whether it be Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, … Continue reading

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Growth: It starts out great, but then . . .

An organisation, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.  ~Dee Hock When organisations or businesses get started there is always the buzz of excitement.  Everything is new and exciting.  Opportunity … 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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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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