Too much going on to tackle culture? 

“We understand how important our culture is to success, and we’d love to be more intentional and systematic about our approach, but we have so many other initiatives going on right now, that it’s just not the right time.”  Does this sound familiar to you?  It’s one of the most common responses we hear, even among truly outstanding leaders.  Let me offer some thoughts in this blog that may be helpful as you struggle to prioritize a variety of legitimately important initiatives. In Patrick Lencioni’s great book, The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, he talks about …

Can We Do This On Our Own?

One of the most important questions that every business faces when contemplating a key strategic initiative is, “Can we do this on our own or should we bring in outside help?” Let me try to shed some light on that question as it relates specifically to becoming more intentional and systematic about your culture. Over the past 4+ years, I’ve delivered more than 200 workshops for nearly 3,000 CEOs and other senior executives, providing them with the roadmap for the steps necessary to institutionalize their cultures. Some of those companies have chosen to implement the process on their own, and …