Culture is the Core of Your Organization

Culture is the Core of Your Organization

Culture is at the core of your organization. Everything in your organization informs culture. And vice-versa: culture informs everything in your organization. Here is an illustration: Culture is at the Core Culture = "How we do things around here to succeed" Each element is the above diagram intimately tied to your organizational culture. Let's consider [...] Continue reading »
WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

The WholeHearted Manifesto consists on one value statement: We Value People. (Period) People are the driving force behind getting results. This is the secret recipe for success. We value all people. Our customers. Our peers. But most of all ourselves. It would be a mistake to think this is fluffy bunny stuff. It’s not. It [...] Continue reading »
Diverse Paths to High-Performance Organizational Culture

Diverse Paths to High-Performance Organizational Culture

There is no single path or prescription for high-performance organizational culture. Increasingly companies are abandoning the traditional "modern management" practices developed for manufacturing and are moving to post-modern approaches that reflect the changing face of work and  the needs of knowledge workers. In this post, we compare and contrast five organizations that have moved beyond [...] Continue reading »
Lululemon – A Stellar Example of Break-Through Organizational Culture

Lululemon – A Stellar Example of Break-Through Organizational Culture

Christine Day, the CEO of Lululemon, gave a compelling account at the Toronto Board of Trade of how Lululemon uses culture as a core competitive advantage. It is woven into the fabric of every interaction and decision, not a bunch of meaningless posters on the wall. Sadly, there is no book yet. But when there [...] Continue reading »