Cultural Integration

"Research indicates that senior executives rate the lack of 'understanding the importance and difficulty of integrating cultures' as a major cause of integration failure." - A Fool-Proof Way to Avoid a Leading Stumbling Block to Success? It's no secret that plenty of mergers don't work. The University of Minnesota Strategic Management Research Center claims [...]

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Compassion Listens

Jimi Hendrix is credited with saying: “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens", it's one of my favorite quotes. Lately, I have been reflecting deeply on the many benefits of listening, due to the untimely passing of a great man who was a dear friend and a patriarch in my extended family. The impact Mark Pacione left [...]

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Gearing Up for the 6th CIPM Special Human Resource Forum

  On April 24, I will be live in Lagos speaking at the 6th Annual Special Human Resource Forum.  The theme of this event is "Opportunities & Challenges for Businesses in the Changing World of Work," and I have been asked to speak on the changes due to globalization and the new needs and expectations [...]

Appreciative Inquiry

The future is not a result of choices among alternate paths offered by the present, but a place that is created- created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but [...]

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Positive Psychology

The most basic assumption that positive psychology urges is that human goodness and excellence are as authentic as disease, disorder and distress.- Chris Peterson, Ph.D. Positive Psychology is the science of human flourishing that emerged in 1998 when Martin Seligman was president of the American Psychological Association. After decades of studying depression Seligman recognized that [...]

Employee Engagement Model

"Corporations have the potential to discover a deeper business purpose - maximizing profits and maximizing shareholder value, while necessary, is not a particularly inspiring goal." - John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods The Need For A Comprehensive Model of Employee Engagement There are myriad examples today of organizations that have transformed their workplace culture. There are [...]

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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.  -J. F. Kennedy Organizations Transform When Individuals Transform We support leaders in the growth process of becoming transformational leaders. What are transformational leaders? Let's start with what they are not. Transactional leaders support change by doing things differently. Organizations have experienced so much change that employees are [...]

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Implement Best Practices

"Leverage the wisdom of your best to transform the rest faster and more predictably than you ever thought possible." - Bill Seidman, Chief Executive Officer, Cerebyte Would You Believe That All Your Employees Could Be Performing Like Your Best In Just Six Weeks? We didn't think it was possible either, until we found this tool. [...]

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Cultural Evolution

We are going to see companies increasingly assume that what they stand for in an enduring sense is more important than what they sell. -Jim Collins "Best Companies to Work For" Know the Real Value of Building Corporate Culture It's no accident that the companies that consistently show up on the "Best Companies to Work [...]

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Cultural Transformation Tools

Enlightened leaders are learning that employee fulfillment, environmental stewardship and social responsibility will be the keys to increased productivity and creativity in the future. –Richard Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools are a suite of tools designed by  Richard Barrett of Richard Barrett & Associates, LLC.  The Tools support the transformation of corporations, non-profits, NGO's, government institutions, [...]

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