Ldrship Model 2

Leadership

When we consider how organizations succeed or fail, in so many cases the crucial factor is effective leadership, or a lack thereof. The Confusion about Management vs. Leadership In effective organizations, management and leadership mutually reinforce each other.  Management is the employment of all resources to achieve the organizational goal. Leadership is the role of […]

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Organizational Culture

Time and time again I have heard executives relate how a given organizational effort (such as an acquisition, change program, or entrance into a new market) was made very difficult by the failure to address culture. The Hidden Power of Culture So, what is culture, anyway? Culture is the set of underlying values, beliefs and […]

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Ethics & Compliance

When things go wrong in an organization, we usually cry out, “How could this happen?” and we look for causes of the disaster.  We get especially upset with the possibility that someone or a group of people caused the disaster by behaving badly, by violating the common norms of correct behavior, frequently through lying, cheating, […]

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The wild card in organizational change is the human factor. We’re a contradictory mix of different emotions and flawed reasoning about change

Change Management

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” — Charles Darwin Let’s not oversell the degree of change in today’s environment… Here’s a very heretical thought – one of the problems with today’s approach to change management […]

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