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Strategy?  Mistake? Both?

The Wrong Side of Being Right – Strategy Mistake?

Many years ago, I consulted to the leadership team of an organization that was making a BIG shift in their business strategy. Company leaders decided to bring an end to their role as the market leader in a particular technology sector. Instead, they were going to start over with a new technology offer in a […]

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Leading Culture Change - Celebrate New Heroes

Leading Culture Change: Four Delegation No Nos

You have a vision that involves leading culture change. You selected a change sponsor and have identified clear goals for you team. If you think your role ends there, get ready to watch things fizzle. You can delegate some roles and actions, but you absolutely must maintain visibility as the Chief Culture Change Officer and […]

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How NOT to lead culture change

3 Principles for Leading Culture Change & One Success Story

In 1999 Kent Thiry became CEO of DaVita, a provider of kidney dialysis treatments. The company was on the verge of bankruptcy. It had revenues of $1.4 billion, losses of $56 million, and a share price of about $2. By June 7, 2013, after the culture change, share prices grew to $125.50. This magnificent turnaround […]

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Too Much Success Syndrome

Aligning Corporate Silos: Find the Itch – Share the Scratcher

“Wherever you draw organizational boundaries, you will have conflict.” This pearl of wisdom seemed to be an underlying factor in the current case of Too-Much-Success-Syndrome

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Why Women by Eric Peterson

Organizations that claim that there is no sexism in their culture, usually offer up one or two out of hundreds who have risen to senior leadership. If these women can do it, they reason, there’s absolutely no reason why others can’t. I have met these women. Without fail they are textbook examples of masculine leadership […]

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