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Three Core Questions That Define Organizational Culture

The 3 Ps — picture or preferred future, principles, and purpose — are critically important. Our answers to three basic questions define the team and/or organizational culture we are trying to create.

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Pathways and Pitfalls to Living Organizational Values

Core values are critical to effectively leading people. Discover the Living Organizational Values approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Pathways and Pitfalls to Clarifying Organizational Values

Effectively using values to care for the context and provide focus to a team or organization can be very difficult leadership acts. Discover the Clarifying Organizational Values approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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Our Values Shape Our Character and Culture

Developing a personal, team, and organization purpose that's aimed at serving others adds a richer sense of meaning to any personal, team, or organization change or improvement efforts.

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Organizational Changes to Deal with Whirlwinds of Change

Today's societies, organizations, and people have gone — and are going — through major changes. Emerging from research are key elements and characteristics of top performing organizations in today's environment.

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More Change Demands More Leadership

Now, more than ever, organizations need the bonding glue of a strong culture to hold everything and everyone together. At the core of that culture is a strong leader pulling the team together.

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Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror

Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.

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Leaders Make the Difference

Not all organizations perform equally. The significant variable is the quality of leadership.

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Innovation Through Accidents and “Controlled Chaos”

The innovation paradox: Random, chaotic, and unpredictable innovations need a stable management system and process to nurture the growth and development of "lucky breaks."

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Innovation Needs a Culture of Trust and Openness

If we want more experimentation and learning on our teams or organizations, we must establish an atmosphere that builds self-confidence and trust.

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Improvement Planning Infrastructure and Process

Personal, team, or organization improvement doesn't happen just because we want to get better. Unless we have the infrastructure and processes for constant and ongoing improvement, it's all just wishful thinking.

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Improvement Planning for Taking Charge of Change

Continually improving our capabilities calls for coordination and planning. The goal of planning isn't plans, however, but action.

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How Total is Your Quality Management?

Discipline, consistency, and new habit formation moves organizations from Partial Quality Management to true Total Quality Management.

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Harnessing the Energy of Change Champions

When I look back at the hundreds of team or organization changes I've been involved in during the last three decades, the most successful – and certainly all major ones – were driven by "monomaniacs with a mission."

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Customer Satisfaction is a Reflection of Employee Satisfaction

A company's external customer service is only as strong as the company's internal leadership, and the culture of commitment that this leadership creates.

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Culture Change Starts with the Management Team

When change fails, it can almost always be traced to dysfunctional leadership.

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Bolt-On Programs or Built-In Culture Change

Over the past few decades of working with hundreds of senior management teams while leading The Achieve Group (now AchieveGlobal) and The CLEMMER Group, I've seen the strategic, the tactical, and the totally lost.

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Pathways to Performance: A Guide to Transforming Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization

Pathways to Performance: A Guide to Transforming Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization

Managers keep searching for the sure-fire change and improvement path. But following the trendy and popular routes often lead them over a cliff or into dead-end canyons. Cutting through the buzzwords and theories, comes Pathways to Performance — a guide to help you, your team, and your organization blaze your own successful way to high performance.

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Creating a Culture of Quality

Social media is a key force in making the Internet truly a world wide web of interconnections. And that means the penalties or pays offs of low or high service/quality levels are exponentially multiplied. Technology for collecting and analyzing data along with process management approaches like Lean/Six Sigma are powerful management tools. They can pinpoint […]

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Is Your Culture Built on a Weak Foundation?

In the opening lines of the chapter entitled, “Making Strength Productive” in his 1967 book The Effective Executive, the “father of modern management,” Peter Drucker writes, “to make strength productive is the unique purpose of organization. It cannot, of course, overcome the weakness with which each of us is abundantly endowed. But it can make […]

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