Culture

Lead with Clarity like a CIA Officer | Former Senior Intelligence Officer Marc Polymeropoulos

Marc Polymeropoulos retired in June 2019 from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the CIA after a  26-year career in operational headquarters and field management assignments covering the Middle East,  Europe, Eurasia, and counter terrorism. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is one of the  CIA’s most decorated field officers. Marc is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal,  the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the Intelligence  Commendation medal. His last position was overseeing the CIA’s clandestine operations in Europe and  Eurasia. He is a respected commentator on foreign policy and intelligence matters and is widely quoted in  both the US and international media. 

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Change your Culture, Change Your Results | Fiona Robertson

Most leaders don’t know what organisational culture is. They know it’s the defining factor in performance, but are unsure how to identify or change it, despite the profound impact it has on every single aspect of the organisation. Culture is the rules of belonging. Change those rules and you’ll change your culture. Change your culture…

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The Coach’s Way to Leadership | Lynn Guerin

If America were an NCAA basketball team, we’d be looking at a 0-32 season. Employees are missing crucial shots as job worries spike to levels we haven’t seen in years. Our co-workers and communities have split into politically polarized shirts vs. skins, and as a result, we’re fouling out and fumbling mission-critical assists. The answer, say authors Lynn Guerin and Jason Lavin, is to unify our teams like legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden did. Wooden wasn’t only a record-breaking coach who won 38 straight NCAA tournaments and 10 championships in 12 short years. He was a beloved mentor and teacher, and his lessons are more relevant today than ever.

Lynn Guerin is CEO of The John R. Wooden Course and president and “Head Coach” of his family-owned coaching, training, and performance development firm, Guerin Marketing Services. For the past 20 years, he has had the unique privilege of partnering with legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and the Wooden family.

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Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling | Mandy Cavanaugh

In many areas around the world, women still struggle to reach the same level as their male counterparts. Even in the western world, we just celebrated the election of the first female Vice President of the United States. Yet there is an ever increasing number of women in the workplace. It’s time for us as…

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Culture Hacks | Colin Ellis

Culture is the biggest topic in the world right now – and the number one determinant of organizational success – yet it’s often put in the ‘too hard to change’ basket. For too long leaders have applied lip service responses or quick-fix solutions to culture change that don’t actually affect behaviour change or else provide…

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THRIVE with High-Performing Culture | Andrew Freedman

Culture affects every aspect of your business, organization, and even yourself. Building a high-performing culture requires you as a leader to drive that vision on a daily basis. Understanding the components of a high performing culture, how to lead your team, and understanding what a high performing culture looks like will ensure success.  Andrew Freedman…

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Blend Your Culture, Strategy, and Execution | Dan Bruder

Competitive advantage and financial gain have become widely accepted strategic priorities for companies. Yes, many companies invest in professional development for employees and support volunteer and charitable programs. Yet, such efforts are rarely incorporated into the organization’s core focus, outcomes, and actions, let alone its true purpose for being in business. Putting competition and profits first not only devalues individual workers; it hurts the entire organization. With the outbreak of COVID-19, many people responded with anxiety and lost their motivation for working as their companies scrambled to adapt to the challenges, including managing a remote workforce. Focusing on problems and clinging to the goal of market dominance at all costs takes a toll on employees, customers, and their communities, as well as a company’s reputation and bottom line.

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Culture Fix | Colin Ellis | Episode 109

A cultural evolution is a complex undertaking and isn’t something you hire a consultant to lead or that you purchase off the shelf. If people within the organization don’t believe in the culture change, aren’t involved in it or simply don’t understand it, it will fail. Leaders need to prepare their organization for cultural evolution…

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Developing a Culture of Engagement | David Veech | Episode 106

Engagement and culture are two aspects which followers yearn for within any organization. They want to feel like they belong in the organization, that the organization understands them as an individual, and that they feel connected with their organization at the core level. Yet too many organizations out there couldn’t care less about this aspects….

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Creating A Highly Productive Culture | Liz Kislik | Episode 94

Organizational productivity is linked to the organization’s culture. If the organization’s culture is of one which stuffs out ideas, limits creativity, or enables backstabbing then it will implode. However, if your organization embraces a culture where people can talk, collaborate, and resolve conflicts then it’ll be a highly productive culture. For 30 years as a…

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