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The New CEO’s Secret Weapon

If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight.  -Jack Welch, former CEO, GE One of the most difficult jobs in modern business is that of the incoming CEO.  As soon as the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hand-Off Zone . . .

In most organizations, On-Boarding is about HR administration and an overview of the company,  your department and function. After the required few hours, it’s into the workplace.  And may the force be with you! Very little is learned about other departments, … Continue reading

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A Healthy Culture is Not Forever . . .

When I was younger there was a television advertisement sponsored by the SPCA with the title: A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.  It featured a happy family around the Christmas tree playing with a new puppy, a present … Continue reading

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Functional Silos: A Perspective on Leadership and Culture

Silos are great for missiles, but not for organisations! News Flash: Functional silos are alive and well inside most companies! That’s the good news . . . . and the bad news. As you may know, I have spent the … Continue reading

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Team Chemistry

I didn’t do well in high school chemistry class and even worse in college chemistry.  But I always marvelled at how a chemical reaction required just the right amount of ingredients in order to occur.  Take titration, for example.  Add … Continue reading

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The 3 Wishes of the CEO . . .

And the Genie said, “I will grant you three wishes, and you can’t wish for more wishes, so choose wisely!” Across the globe nearly everyone knows the story of the Genie and the three wishes. Each culture tends to have its … Continue reading

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Banking Salaries: What if that assumption is wrong?

Assumption,  noun;   plural noun: assumptions a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. (e.g.,”they made certain assumptions about the market”) Everyone knows the old saying about assumptions: When you assume, it’s easy to make an ass … Continue reading

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