The Most Important Ingredient for Success

By David Friedman, CEO/Founder When I talk to leaders about my experiences in helping companies to become more intentional and systematic in their work on culture, I’m often asked, “What’s the single biggest factor that will make or break this initiative?”  The answer is pretty easy:  CEO sponsorship.  Let me explain. The Chief Cultural Officer In most organizations, the CEO is the face of the organization.  He/she is the top representative of the organization, the one who sets the example (good or bad) and the tone for what we’re really all about.  Regardless of whatever messaging we want to create, …

The Most Important Ingredient for Success

By David Friedman, CEO/Founder When I talk to leaders about my experiences in helping companies to become more intentional and systematic in their work on culture, I’m often asked, “What’s the single biggest factor that will make or break this initiative?”  The answer is pretty easy:  CEO sponsorship.  Let me explain. The Chief Cultural Officer In most organizations, the CEO is the face of the organization.  He/she is the top representative of the organization, the one who sets the example (good or bad) and the tone for what we’re really all about.  Regardless of whatever messaging we want to create, …

The Most Important Ingredient for Success

By David Friedman, CEO/Founder When I talk to leaders about my experiences in helping companies to become more intentional and systematic in their work on culture, I’m often asked, “What’s the single biggest factor that will make or break this initiative?”  The answer is pretty easy:  CEO sponsorship.  Let me explain. The Chief Cultural Officer In most organizations, the CEO is the face of the organization.  He/she is the top representative of the organization, the one who sets the example (good or bad) and the tone for what we’re really all about.  Regardless of whatever messaging we want to create, …

Houston: Leading by Example.

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant I’m in the culture biz.  Working with CEOs to help transform individuals and organizations by defining and leveraging their one true sustainable differentiation – culture.  You all receive a blog from HPC every 2 weeks.  We rotate the responsibility of writing these between four of us.  So, every 8 weeks, it’s my turn to share insights, and lessons learned, to ultimately help our readers achieve greater performance in their organizations by being much more intentional about defining, building, and leveraging their culture. Not this week. This week I feel compelled to chart a different course.  …