Tag Archives: Trust

The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership, Part 2

In a previous posting I began a series on the 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership. My initial posting focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  This is especially damaging to … 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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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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Risk and the World of the CEO . . .

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffet I was having lunch the other day at one of my favourite business restaurants in London with a colleague. At one point the conversation turned to the “world of … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and the World Knowledge Forum

I have been invited to present at the 15th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea on the 14-16 October, 2014.  This is a real honour for me and I look forward to sharing the stage with close to 200 … Continue reading

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George and Harry Take a Trip . . .

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  -George Bernard Shaw One of the marvels of modern aviation transportation is the autopilot which on a long distance flight effectively and safely guides the jumbo jet … Continue reading

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Banking and Death by a “Thousand Cuts”

It is far easier to destroy a good brand than to build a good brand! Brand reputation can add, or subtract, significantly to share price.  Consider the brand power of Apple as depicted in this simple graph on global PC … Continue reading

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