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4 Ways to Create a Culture of Courage

In fear-ridden companies, employees learn that empowerment is a pipe dream and that the only way to survive is to obey direction without question. It’s up to leaders at all levels to give employees the encouragement, energy, and support to try new things and to focus on the greater good of the overall organization.

Tom Rieger Culture , Talent Management August 31 2011

5 Ways to Get the Governance We Want

Despite all the new rules and regulations , the key to good corporate governance remains a strong commitment to ethics. Here, former Chairman and CEO of Office Depot and Autozone, Steve Odland, tells CEOs how to create and maintain a strong ethical culture.

Steve Odland Culture , Governance/Compliance , Talent Management August 17 2011

A Strategy Map: Competing Through Culture

Roundtable session at the New York Stock Exchange With the economy rebounding at a snail’s pace and companies already operating [...]

CJ Prince Culture , Strategy March 20 2012

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
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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

Design for Conflict: Why You Should Have a Few Fights in Your Company

In a complex, multi-divisional company, managing brands across several products and geographies can get complicated. Learn to love it. And sometimes a little tension can produce more creativity and productivity — harmony is often the wrong goal. When there is no tension among businesses and functions and geographies there’s a good chance value is being left on the table somewhere.

Greg Kesler and Amy Kates Culture , Engagement , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 17 2011
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Editor-in-Chief JP Donlon: Why Competing Through Culture Matters More Than Ever

The complexity of today’s business world is far beyond what one leader can handle, and the CEO of a large company cannot possibly reach every single employee. That’s where culture ultimately determines how effective a CEO and his senior team really are. Chief Executive magazine editor-in-chief JP Donlon discusses the importance of culture for sustaining long-term growth.

JP Donlon Culture , Talent Management November 10 2011

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

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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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

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