Culture: Are you gambling?

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant One of my morning rituals (we all know the importance of rituals) is the medically and psychologically necessary trip to Starbucks.  I head out early, give my two Doodles (yes, I said Doodles) a car ride, and load up on my favorite hi-test beverage.  On the way home this past Sunday, I was listening to …

UPDATE: Driving Culture in a Youth Basketball League – The EGBA Way

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant Back in March I shared my experience introducing our Fundamentals System (our proprietary process to intentionally drive a high performing culture) to my daughter’s youth basketball team. Further, I mentioned that the process was so well-received that the entire league, The East Greenwich Basketball Association (EGBA), decided to implement the process league-wide. For those that …

Rituals and the Lasting Impact of Internalizing Culture

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant As some of you may already know, a cornerstone of our Fundamentals System is the use of rituals, or recurring practices, which enable us to teach and reinforce desired behaviors over and over again. rituals are what prevent a focus on culture from becoming a “flavor of the month.” It’s not at all uncommon to …