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Why Culture is The Basis of Building & Investing: What Carlyle Group’s Example Holds for CEOs

Billionaire buy and hold investor Ron Baron says he invests in people, not companies. Before he opens his investment war chest, he dives deep into a company, actually meeting the leadership and seeing the tone they set from the top. No matter how “successful” a company looks on paper, it’s the meet and greet and getting to know the people involved in the organization and their culture that seals the deal for him. Peeling back his 25 billion investing portfolio, one of his investing jewels is The Carlyle Group.

Lori Ann LaRocco CEO Briefing Newsletter , Culture , Talent Management April 8 2014
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VIDEO: Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant on Harnessing Healthy Corporate Culture

Chief executive of Monsanto and 2010′s CEO of the Year, Hugh Grant discusses the important traits of a healthy corporate culture. Grant was on-site at the NYSE on July 27 to pass the title of CEO of the Year to 2011′s choice, Ford’s Alan Mulally.

ChiefExecutive.net Culture , Talent Management , Videos August 1 2011
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The Only Three Things a Leader Should Focus On — Brains, Bones, and Nerves

The core of a company can be accurately compared to the core of the human body — you need brains, bones, and nerves to all work together in order to function properly. The brains are the strategy, the bones are the organizational structure, and the nerves are the culture. If you’re missing any piece of the body, it all falls apart.

Rajeev Peshawaria Culture , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management July 26 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

The CEO as Head Coach

Too many corporate leaders don’t understand that changing corporate culture is shaped by every decision they make. The tone is set by their words and cemented with their actions, every day—when the CEO establishes a strategy and follows it, sets rules and abides by them, not only says he or she is “one of us,” but acts like one of us.

Christopher Otto Culture , Talent Management April 4 2012

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

More than Money: Culture is the Key to Employee Retention

Salary is important to employees and critical to maintaining their personal standards of living.  In this economy, however, companies can’t [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Culture , Talent Management November 3 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
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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

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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