Archive for the ‘Organizational Culture’ Category

Volkswagen – Will It Collapse from a Lack of Values?

Posted September 29th, 2015

A week ago Friday, news broke that Volkswagen admitted to cheating on American air pollution tests. They did it by installing sophisticated software that was able to reduce vehicle emissions while the vehicle was being tested by emission control. This allowed their vehicles to pass emission tests yet emit up to 40 times the legal… Read More →

Why Culture Matters

Posted June 29th, 2015

Have you ever heard the statement “culture eats strategy for lunch?” The concept was originated by the late Peter Drucker, and the quote later refined by Mark Fields of Ford Motor Company. The idea behind the concept was not to take sides between strategy and culture (meaning one is better than the other), but to… Read More →

The Importance of Celebrating Your Achievements

Posted April 1st, 2015

I always enjoy chatting with you about the things that are happening in your business and your life, and hearing your questions and providing recommendations. These conversations also remind me of how similar we are in our experiences and ideas. This post covers a topic I talk about often but haven’t written much about. The… Read More →

Lessons from the Elevator

Posted January 15th, 2015

Several years ago, I was working with the CEO of a client organization. We were working in his office on the 8th floor, and when the lunch hour arrived, we decided to head out for lunch and continue our work. Earlier that morning when I had arrived, I had taken the main elevator to the… Read More →

General Motors – A Culture of Dysfunction

Posted June 25th, 2014

Recently, the Wall Street Journal discussed the scathing portrait of the General Motors Co. corporate culture, painted in the 315-page report on the company’s mishandling of deadly defects in ignition switches in up to 2.6 million cars. You can read the full report by Anton R. Valukas here. Before we dive into the report, let’s… Read More →

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