Culture

Beyond Vision Statements: 3 Steps to Successful Post-Merger Culture Integration

Despite the mountain of data that shows that cultural missteps often derail mergers many leaders seem more intent on getting a deal done versus getting it done right. Here are three proven steps that help CEOs secure a better outcome.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Six Cs Model for Building A Culture of Innovation

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

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.

Old Dominion Freight Lines CEO David Congdon: Family Values

David Congdon drives growth at family-run Old Dominion.
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