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Culture ate strategy for lunch – now it’s eating at your value

“What is a good business culture?” is a question that many CEOs continue to struggle with. In this article, EY provides great insight into the problem and why it requires immediate attention. You would be hard-pressed to find a leader today who is unaware that culture matters. Yet here we are, almost two decades after […]

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A leader’s guide to shaping company culture

Culture is learned behaviour. Our organisational cultures are created through the actions we take – not the other way around. In this article, EY talks us through what this means. By EY Successful corporate cultures are organic: They evolve in response to the organization’s needs and keep employees working together with a shared sense of […]

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What do the best employers do differently

Three years of research to provide us with insights into why some employers are better than others – that’s worth a longform read!  Published in the Harvard Business Review, 12 December 2019 What makes a company culture great? To explore this question, my colleague, Bill Baker and I spent the last three years researching the […]

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What it really means to be a strategic thinker

Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a lot of our […]