Culture

Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer

In my quest to highlight CEO’s that are truly game changers, believers & practitioners of the thoughts and concepts written in this space, I came across Bill Sullivan of Agilent Technologies. What a gem! If you’ve never heard of Agilent Technologies, a few fast facts: Agilent at its core is a measurement solutions company focusing…

How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?

‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. Someday, whilst I still inhabit this fine planet of ours, I believe all organizations will be brimming across the diversity of employees, departments and business units truly demonstrating and employing a collaborative culture. Like Peanut to Butter. Like Stanley to Cup. Like…

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

According to Waterstone Human Capital and their 2010 Canadian Corporate Culture Study Results: 71 per cent of respondents say their organization’s corporate culture drives sales and revenue In a series of interviews in 2010, Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, surfaced the following: JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is known for promoting openness and…

Walking the Talk of Being an Open Leader With My Children

For a so-called knowledge worker like me, it doesn’t really matter what city I call home. If I’m employed by an organization helping to lead various change ideas and opportunities related to leadership, technology and learning, I should be a role model to others in the company as well as my children, my network, etc….

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Warren Bennis, in 1993, noted the following in his book “An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change”: Given the nature and constancy of change and the transnational challenges facing American business leadership, the key to making the right choices will come from understanding and embodying the leadership qualities necessary to succeed in the volatile…

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