Is This Culture Stuff Hokey?

“Are my employees going to roll their eyes or think this stuff is hokey?”  That’s one of the most common questions we hear and one of the most frequent concerns CEOs have prior to rolling out a set of Fundamentals.  I’ll use this blog post to take a closer look at that concern. A little background is in order here.  As some readers may know, we define a company’s culture in terms of a set of behaviors that we call “Fundamentals.”  These Fundamentals get imbedded by practicing them over and over again through weekly rituals.  The “rollout” process is a 3-hour …

A Brief Book Review

I’ve long been a big fan of the author, Patrick Lencioni, and so I was excited to see that he just published a new book in April.  For those less familiar, nearly all of Lencioni’s books are written in a fable format (like the One Minute Manager series) and he uses the business fable to illustrate his concepts.  I particularly like his down-to-earth style and his ability to make concepts simple and easy to understand.  His new book is called, The Ideal Team Player:  How to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues.  I’ll use this blog to give you …