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IBM’s Corporate Evolution by Design

An iconic brand, IBM has evolved over the years as it introduced new technology and products. What hasn’t changed, however, is the corporate culture. In the 1960′s, longtime CEO Thomas J. Watson Sr. knew that in order to be successful a company, IBM had to adhere faithfully to its core beliefs. Here’s how Sam Palmisano has reinforced core company ideals.

Steve Hamm Culture , Leadership , Leadership & Strategy July 1 2011
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M&A 2011 Style: The Cultural Fit Factor

Why do 75 to 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet financial projections or return on shareholder value? Companies ignore the necessity of culture fit when combining workforces. An enormous amount of money is being lost; here’s how to capture it.

Lizz Pellet Corporate Finance , Culture , Mergers & Acquisitions , Talent Management May 26 2011

An Inversion of Values

When Johnson & Johnson reversed the values of its credo of putting its customers first, it became an imitative player. In 2010 the company had to weather a year of recalls and setbacks. So what went wrong and how can the company fix itself?

James O. Rodgers Culture , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management May 3 2011

The “Six C’s” Model for Building A Culture of Innovation

A study examined the practices and behaviors of BCG’s top 100 innovative firms around the world.

Sharon Daniels Culture , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Leadership & Strategy April 7 2011
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Brent Saunders, Bausch & Lomb CEO: The Eyes Have It

Brent Saunders, Bausch & Lomb’s new CEO, has his work cut out for him running the only stand-alone eye health company up against the likes of J&J and Novartis.

JP Donlon CEO Interviews , Communication , Culture , Leadership & Strategy March 21 2011
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Lessons from the Engagement Frontlines

At a time of corporate belt-tightening, employees are still a smart place to invest.

Jennifer Pellet Culture , Engagement February 23 2011

The Innovation Imperative

How to flush out the entrepreneur in the cube next door.

James S. Turley Culture , Engagement , Innovation , Strategy , Talent Management January 11 2011

It Pays to Have Fun at Work

Away from the serious every day news of the trials and tribulations, success and failures of CEOs are stories of [...]

Francis Adams Culture , Engagement , Talent Management December 17 2007

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