corporate culture

Is Your Innovation Strategy Aligned with Your Culture?

Step back for a moment and take an objective look at your company. Then answer these three questions:

1) Is it performing at a high level when it comes to creating innovative products or services for its customers?

Leadership, Culture or Strategy – Which one wins?

Since the year 2000, we have been in what experts are now calling “the Creativity Age”, where technology, information and ease of global connections are accelerating the creation of new ideas at a record pace. Change like this can only mean one thing – opportunity! To seize this opportunity and gain the most value will take leadership, vision and courage. And therein lies the challenge.

William Deresiewicz wrote in his 2010 speech Solitude and Leadership,

A Blueprint for Learning & Knowledge Creation

We’ve heard for a number of years about the importance of learning in organizations. Our world is changing faster because of technology.

In Memory of the World’s Greenest CEO

Sometimes people are taken from us much too soon – people who are doing extraordinary good for the planet.

Do You Know the Difference Between Corporate Culture and Climate?

I’ve touched on the topic of corporate culture in previous posts, but today I want to look at the distinction between culture and climate. Trying to get a grasp on what makes an organization tick and understanding how people either collaborate or undermine one another is akin to trying to nail jello to the wall. It’s easier said than done.

How Mutual Commitment Leads to Excellence: The Lincoln Electric Story

My last post The Race to the Bottom: Demolishing Corporate Pensions was a bit of a depressing–yet realistic depiction–of what is happening in many Western countries when it comes to the economic blight being imposed on workers. Today’s post is more upbeat, profiling an amazing American company based in, of all places, Cleveland, a city (and more broadly the state of Ohio) that has been decimated by offshoring and the recent Great Recession.

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Why Many Organizations are Dysfunctional

From Jim's Blog:

I love Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits, in which he writes on simple productivity and life issues. His recent book The Power of Less is a compact and practical guide to reclaiming your life from busyness and inefficiency. I highly recommend it.

Ken Blanchard - Building Strong Corporate Culture

The co-author of The One Minute Manager, Leading At A Higher Level, Raving Fans, Whale Done and a host of other best-selers, the wise and insightful Dr. Ken Blanchard on your role in building a strong corporate culture. Note he sends out a message every morning to reinforce the values and direction of the company and to inspire and 'excite' them. What do you do?

Published here with permission from The Ken Blanchard Group of Companies

A different angle on corporate culture - introducing UGRs

If you would like to access an article on unwritten ground rules or 'UGRs', there is one attached. Hope you find it of value.


Steve S

The way we really do things around here...

Want to know what's really preventing people from achieving - go no further than your 'UGRs®'. UGRs, or 'unwritten ground rules' are people's perceptions of 'this is the way we do things around here'. They drive people's performance yet they are rarely if ever talked about. Examples of UGRs include:


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