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Does a Bad Culture Create Bad Business Processes or Is It the Other Way Around?

Does a Bad Culture Create Bad Business Processes or Is It the Other Way Around?

It is a circular debate – does bad culture lead to bad processes or do bad processes corrupt a good culture? The answer is more complex as these two issues do not work in isolation. Recent news headlines and blog posts have raised the issue of weak corporate culture encourages dangerous business practices. Harvard Business Review recently published an article that raises the counter argument. Executive leaders shared with the authors of the HBR article that fixing the broken business…

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Aligning Professional and Personal Roles to Core Values

Aligning Professional and Personal Roles to Core Values

Having a strong work-life role as part of our overall identity is healthy and normal for high-performing people.  However, it is easily taken too far.  People may become so emotionally connected to the business that it consumes their identity until “the company” represents a huge part of the individual.  On the other hand, having a weak work-life component of our identity leads to career stagnation, mediocrity, and disengagement. When we permit our personal identities to be compromised by allowing the…

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Reflecting on Organizational Change

Reflecting on Organizational Change

Recently, I spent some time reflecting on some Change Management materials that I have been reading. I wanted to find a general theme that would help bring a more tangible and significant meaning to the work. After I had spent some time thinking, I arrived at two main concepts that strongly resonated with my ideas on change management. As one of the leaders in an organization, we are responsible for taking charge and provide guidance. This entails engaging in voluntary…

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Success, the Right Way

Success, the Right Way

For much of my life success was about accumulating more money and possessions than those around me. In reality, it was not a healthy or even true definition of success for my life. It was a mistake to allow myself to operate under its influence for such a long time. Well over a decade ago, I realized that I needed to stop trying to live up to other people’s definition of success and define it for myself. Now, I define…

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