Things fall apart

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When everyone knows what’s important then people won’t have to debate what should happen next.  The answer will be apparent.  Whether you are talking about culture, strategy, or managing change, establishing your guiding principles will help keep you focused on what you need to do. Things fall apart when people aren’t sure about the path forward.

Innovation

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Where do I look for innovation? Art, music, architecture, fiction, and film. I look to see not only what these artists, authors, architects, and directors are creating, but I’m looking more closely at how they do it. Are they developing new ways of collaborating or partnering with others that can inform how I should be doing business? Have they developed … Read More

Evolving culture

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Culture evolves with people.  Failing to adapt can lead an organization to homogeneity.  Not having a diversity of ideas can cause groupthink and stunt your growth. Regardless of a business’s clear goals and strong profits, a culture needs to adapt to the changing needs of its people.  The moment that diverse teams become homogeneous and categorical you lose flexibility.  They might be easier … Read More