Why Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast – Vol. 19 2017-02-02T04:26:54+00:00

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Perhaps you have a great culture already - and I truly hope that is the case. Experience has shown me that few businesses do. If you want to make 2017 a year to remember, consider making 'creating a performance culture' one of your key priorities. 
A team aligned around a performance culture makes running your business fun, and creates the kind of results that can only happen when everyone is aligned under the same culture. Problems disappear (well many of them anyway) and instead you'll have an energy that permeates your business and makes it hum. You'll leave your competitors in the dust and will have great people knocking at your door to come and work for you. There are many benefits. 
Now let me be clear, creating change within your culture is possibly some of the hardest work you'll be called to do as a leader. Which is why I think most shy away from it. Not only is it hard work but you'll need some tools and methods. Which is where this issues comes in - to get you started. 

Enjoy the reading and watching. If you need some further input, we are just an email away. 




P.S. Quick side note - if you truly want 2017 to be a kick ass year, here's a short video outlining the 5 key steps to make that happen. Warning - this video is about YOU, not your team. 

Cultural Change That Sticks
This article starts with a great cultural change case study and goes on to share five key principles to keep in mind as you tackle cultural change. 
It's a bit of a longer read (10mins) but well worth it. 
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The Blue Ocean Strategy Approach  
This short article is a partial summary of the book 'Blue Ocean Strategy'. The author does a great job picking the highlights and giving you some tips within a 2 minute read.
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Three Steps to Shift Your Culture
This 2:21 video by yours truly is a summary of our approach to changing and or embedding a strong culture. Of course, there is lots of detail to be filled with the principles I talk about, but the video will give you the general idea.  
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Book Recommendations


Gung Ho - A parable-style easy read, this Ken Blanchard classic is a great read on the topic of changing culture. Our hero in the book is in charge of a turnaround and of course, shifting the culture is key to his success.


The Advantage - Yet again (and again) this one makes the recommendation list. I've yet to find a better resource for guiding clients on the topic of culture. Get it, read it - then read it again. 





Gung Ho!


Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles


Read about it HERE 







The Advantage

Patrick Lencioni 


Read about it HERE

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