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The 1 Leadership Failure: The Nose Knows . . .

A while ago I attended a panel discussion at London Business School hosted by the UK Turnaround Management Association.  On the panel were experts from the various professions brought in to deal with distressed companies – legal, operational, financial, advisory, banking … Continue reading

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What Savvy Leaders Know about Culture Change . . . that consultants don’t

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it’s the only teacher.                   ~ Albert Schweitzer I have worked alongside many CEOs and business executives, as well as numerous academics who spend their lives researching, … Continue reading

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Legacy Leadership

The basics of leadership effectiveness are still valid, even in the Facebook age! If you recall the Hollywood movie, Space Cowboys, you know the gist of the story is that an old Soviet satellite is on a course to crash-land … Continue reading

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Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight . . . and other truths about corporate culture

Never bring a knife to a gun fight, Kid. ~Butch Cassidy One of my favourite scenes in the movie Indiana_Jones_and_the_Temple_of_Doom is where he is confronted by a very large enemy wielding a big sword.  Here is the clip:     My father … 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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“Who’s Missing from this Meeting?”

Most business strategy and operations meetings are packed, standing room only, mainly because everyone wants to represent their function, protect their departmental budgets, and push for their ideas on strategy and products.  The room is full of people, ideas, and … Continue reading

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A Disruptive Opportunity to Make a Difference . . .

I have decided to scale up an independent, global management consulting firm again. Let me explain why. Corporate culture is the business “buzzword” of this decade. It shows up regularly in business publications and news articles, gets blamed for company failures, and … Continue reading

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