Category Archives: Organizational Culture

Change: is it really a scary proposition?

Change is something that encompasses our lives in every sense. Whether it is the development of a new relationship, career change, birth of a child, beginning of a marriage, etc. Change often equates a great learning curve and potentially lots of stress. Yet where would we be without change? Think of where we would be…

The Three Stages of Change That Every Leader Should Know

The magic of discomfort and how leaders can help others navigate through transitions. Have you ever been in a situation that took you completely out of your comfort zone? How were you feeling? What thoughts were running through your mind? Did you want to somehow turn back time and wish for yesterday? We have all…

Lead Through Change or Muddle Through Chaos

In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive world the ability to lead and manage change is a key competency that cannot be neglected.  It is shocking therefore how many leaders appear to simply download the “change management” piece to everyone but themselves. Change management (or organizational transformation) includes restructuring, new vision, periods of growth, downsizing,…

How do I communicate strategy?

In my prior article I wrote about the 5 things that you can do to help move your strategy to action.  We appreciate all of the feedback that we received and in response to our readers’ requests I will elaborate the first of the 5 points. One of the things that are critical to stress…

From strategy to execution-or not?

So you have invested the time, energy and resources to put together a strategic plan and you are so proud of the results and outcome. Now what? According to the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative more than 70% of organizations who have a strategic plan do not execute on it? Why do you think that may be? What are…

Connecting Culture to Strategy – by Caroline Samné

Not only do organizations need to be able to define and proactively create their culture they also need to be able to express their strategic orientation and how it connects to the culture.  We tell our clients to heed the warning: you must ensure that you connect your strategy to your culture and ensure that…

The Future Workplace: why purpose is critical

The topic of our October executive brief is about helping organizations (and individuals) gain (or re-gain) clear focus as to “Why” it is that they exist and defining their purpose.  Our guest speaker, Vera Asanin, CEO of Your Workplace Magazine will speak to us about how most organizations are good at explaining what they do,…

Creating a culture that shares

Knowledge sharing across the generations By Caroline Samne ____________________________________________________________________ For the first time in the history of society we have up to 5 generations working together side by side.  This is both an opportunity and a challenge for many organizations. The opportunities lay in the rich exchanges that can occur between groups that bring very…

Organizational Culture – What Does it Mean and Why Should I Care?

By Caroline Samne We are in a day and age where we are constantly hearing about the impending workforce shortage (and in some professions such as accounting, teaching and the public service it is already a reality). What does it mean that we will face a talent shortage or for that matter an out right…