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Andrew Carnegie, Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and Corporate Culture

As I mentioned in a previous blog posting (A Weekend with Andrew Carnegie), my family and I recently enjoyed a fabulous Art, Wine and Music weekend at Skibo Castle, the family home of Andrew Carnegie in the Scottish Highlands. One … Continue reading

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The Written Culture and the Default Culture . . .

Suppose you work in a company that has Superior Customer Service as one of its Core Values, Best-In-Class Customer Service as one of its key Strategic Objectives, and a company metric related to something like “90% or above customer satisfaction rating”. It would … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Corporate Culture with Tradition

We are connected to the past, but are not defined by it. Many companies are proud of their heritage and company traditions.  HSBC is 150 years old this year and planning multiple celebrations focused on its long tradition of supporting economic growth … 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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Patience is . . .

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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A Few More Corporate Culture Myths

This is the third (and final) posting on the myths of corporate culture.  You might want to review the first and second posting as well.  These myths are taken from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to … Continue reading

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