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The Gauntlet of Corporate Culture

As a form of punishment, running the gauntlet has its origins in Roman times, and probably before.  A thief or coward was forced to run between two long lines of soldiers armed with clubs and spears. As the criminal ran … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement or Strategy Engagement?

When we were kids, we used to play a silly word game called “Which would you rather?” Basically someone would ask you to choose between to gross or disgusting things.  For example: “Would you rather eat a worm or step … Continue reading

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Going Global? Three Keys to Success

 Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country.  ~Horace Greeley The sage advice of 19th Century journalist and politician Horace Greeley about seeking out new territory and opportunities for growth has become a popular phrase and … Continue reading

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More Corporate Culture Myths . . .

(this post is adapted from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.  See my previous blog posting for Myths 1-4) Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.  ~Joseph … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Strategy, Stupid!

When two organizations adopt the exact same strategy, are in the same industry, compete geography and seek to capture the same customer segment, have equal access to capital, one would expect similar results and performance.  But there is more to … Continue reading

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More Myths About Corporate Culture . . .

(this post is taken from a chapter in my new book – LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, which will be available near the end of October.  See my previous blog posting for Myths 1-4) Myths are public dreams, dreams … Continue reading

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