June 9, 2015

From the Cheapest, to the Smartest – What Does it Cost to Change an Organizational Culture?

GOING FROM BEING THE CHEAPEST TO BEING THE SMARTEST – HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHANGE AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE?   CHEAPEST: Relating to Low Cost […]
May 27, 2015

How Will Your Organization Handle Disruption?

HOW WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION HANDLE DISRUPTION?? DISRUPTION: A disturbance or problem that interrupts an Event, Activity, or Process. In previous posts, I have tried to build […]
May 9, 2015

Strategy or Culture – Which Would You Rather Have?

WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?  A GREAT ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY  OR   A GREAT ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE? In all the organizations I have been associated with, defining the […]
April 28, 2015

SEATTLE LEADS THE NEXT HUMAN RESOURCE REVOLUTION

SEATTLE LEADS THE NEXT HUMAN RESOURCE REVOLUTION REVOLUTION – A fundamental change in Organizational Structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. In […]
April 7, 2015

Seattle’s Community Festival Culture

LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT KIND OF CULTURE Over the last year I have focused on my passion for defining and creating high-performance organizational cultures. I have […]
March 31, 2015

Creating the “All-In” Culture

 CREATING THE “ALL-IN CULTURE”           There are four elements to creating an “All-In Culture”: All stakeholders share a relentless “ALL-IN” to accomplish the organization’s mission and […]
March 30, 2015

The Three Types of Functional Management

The Three Types of Functional Management Every day, bureaucrats are challenged with changing priorities brought about by the dynamics of the overall business environment.  During periods […]
March 29, 2015

The Concept of Organizational Change

The Concept of Organizational Change The only thing we know for certain is that change will be constant.  I once thought a great company internal logo would […]
March 28, 2015

The Architecture of Managing People

The Architecture of Managing People All managers and employees become involved in the observation and judgment of “people management.”  In each of my jobs I needed […]
March 27, 2015

DEFINING A CORPORATE CULTURE

DEFINING A CORPORATE CULTURE Creating sustainable, high-performance, working cultures in today’s business environment is a primary focus of all major corporations.  With a highly-competitive marketplace, adjusting […]
February 10, 2015

10 Cultural Practices #5: Fixing Problems not Driving Strengths

THE FOCUS ON FIXING PROBLEMS NOT DRIVING STRENGTHS Organizations /people have a predisposed focus on fixing an organizational problem. Everyone likes to talk about what we […]
January 25, 2015

Introducing the 10 Cultural Practices That Will Cost you Time, Money, and Talent

In most of my articles and posts I describe how to execute practices that help build a collaborative organizational culture. For the next 5 weeks I […]
November 11, 2014

Thoughts about F.I.R.E

                         THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK F.I.R.E.                                                      By Dan Ward        How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation I was discussing my concepts for […]
November 30, 2013

The Senior Bureaucrats’ State of Mind

The Senior Bureaucrats’ State of Mind   At the top position in every company’s functional pyramid is a group of senior bureaucrats held responsible for the […]