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Post date: May 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: December 18, 2018
Peter Drucker was certainly on to something when he quipped, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Organizational culture is the accumulation of behaviors, beliefs, and social norms that define excellence in a given organization. If strategy sets the course for where an organization wants to go,...
Post date: August 30, 2016
Systemic Changes If we forge ahead in this new global century with the intent to maintain existing power structures, we will probably fare poorly. The shifting economic center requires us to shift with it, toward a reality yet to be defined. A new generation of leaders is beginning to wield greater...
Post date: June 5, 2018
A CEO’s job is ultimately to deliver business results—to deliver the mission. The key way to do that is to create an environment where employees are able do their jobs well and a culture where they want to do their jobs well. A company’s employees invent, market, sell, build, deliver, and support...
Post date: August 14, 2017
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford University Professor of Psychology Dr. Carol S. Dweck introduces the idea of a “growth mindset” vs. a “fixed mindset.” People operating from a fixed mindset believe that basic qualities like intelligence and talent are inborn...
Post date: November 8, 2018
Your culture is something other companies can try to replicate, but will always be uniquely yours. It was formed over time and has hopefully grown into a strategic advantage. When you bring on a new leader, it’s important they understand not only where you’re headed, but also how your culture will...
Post date: August 12, 2016
Does your executive team click? Most organizational leaders are likely to say yes; generally speaking, the leadership team is aligned around a shared vision of what the company is and where it is headed. And if leaders are aligned only about 80 or 85 percent, executives might consider that a...
Post date: May 26, 2015
In the Winter 2015 Perspectives column of the People + Strategy journal, Robert Hogan talks about the prevalence of bad managers. He refers to "12 published estimates of the frequency of management failure [resulting in managers being actually fired], which range from 30 to 67 percent, with an...
Post date: September 8, 2017
Like a living organism, businesses exist in dynamic environments where continual change and evolution is required not only to survive, but also to thrive. To effectively adapt and differentiate, leaders in companies must look at their markets and consider how they will guide their organizations to...
Post date: February 6, 2018
It is easy to think the more outspoken, outgoing, and confident someone is, the better they are at leading teams. This perception has long been the norm, often seen as corporate leadership taking charge and presenting themselves as strong extroverts. Whether interviewing for a job or showcasing...