Success Requires a Culture of Teaching

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant See if this sounds at all familiar (substitute the business of your choosing)… I belong to a local gym that has a total staff of what seems to be about 20-25 people.  Sometimes I get a warm and friendly greeting, and sometimes I get nothing. Sometimes I see the fitness center staff actively engaging with …

Institutionalizing a  Founder’s Legacy

By Founder/CEO, David J. Friedman The vast majority of our clients are what I would call “entrepreneurial” companies.  That is, they’re usually started by a strong individual with a vision and a passion for creating a great company, and he/she continues to be the primary driving force behind the organization.  In many cases, it’s a family business founded by a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Fundamentals System and The Time Management Matrix

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant Two weeks ago, I was working with a client that was just beginning phase one of the Fundamentals System, our proprietary system to design, drive and sustain an extraordinary culture. In phase one, we help our clients identify the key behaviors that, when repeated regularly throughout their organization, will lead to the firm’s success.   We …

Culture – the Solution to a  Downside of a Growing Economy.

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant    When Growth Creates Trouble Over the past few years, the economy has shown signs of sustained growth, which is generally a positive.  However, all of that growth is putting some real pressure on companies’ ability to attract and retain talent. According to a 2017 study of over 195,000 US employees by the Gallup Organization, …

The Advantage and the Fundamentals System™

By David Friedman, CEO/Founder One of my favorite business books is Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller, The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.  Like all of Lencioni’s work, it’s straightforward and down-to-earth, and presents a simple, logical formula for building a great organization.  Not surprisingly, many of our clients are advocates (and practitioners) of this approach, and they’ve had great …