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Leadership, Friction and Culture Change

The secret to success is to work smarter, not harder! In a recent blog (Friction and Culture Change) I used the physical concept of friction to help explain the difficulties in culture change and why reshaping corporate culture is so hard and often … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Corporate Culture

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.  ~ John F. Kennedy  Corporate culture is one of those business issues that, as we have seen, … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Professionalism and the Conundrum of Subcultures

Conundrum:  (noun) a confusing or difficult problem or question. In my last blog post, The Illusion of Corporate Culture, Part 2, I focused on why I believe there is no one single corporate culture in an organization, but instead culture … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Corporate Culture, part 2

In my previous post, The Illusion of Corporate Culture, I put forth a heretical point of view: There is no one corporate culture.  Organizations are really a collection of subcultures. If the subcultures are aligned with the overall business needs … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Corporate Culture . . .

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin Did you know that there are over 70 different corporate culture assessment surveys? Each one reporting to give you a clear picture … Continue reading

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