Organizational Culture Consultant

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Organizational Culture Consultant

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

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Could Canada’s Culture be in Crisis?

Another frenzied fall of election emphasis is upon us. Canada’s federal election looms on the near horizon. With this process, each one of us has a say in the future of our country. We have the opportunity to choose the kind of culture we want to have in our homeland. What type of culture do…

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Heineken workplace culture

Could a Brewery Culture be the Recipe for Success in Your Organization?

Recently I had the privilege to go on a trip of a lifetime. I cruised ports along the Baltic Sea, visited WWI sites and memorials where my grandfather fought in France and Belgium, and saw the sites in Paris and London. On day one, while touring the Heineken brewery and museum in Amsterdam I unexpectedly…

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Cost of Culture

How to Use Workplace Culture to Deliver Better Bottom Line Results

Every day we are faced with decisions at work about making investments or limiting expenses. Should I invest in this marketing campaign in the hopes that it will drive increased revenues? Should I downsize my workforce to reduce my payroll costs? Should I invest in training or should I cut the training budget? When you…

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hard decisions workplace culture

Transforming Workplace Culture: Three Difficult Decisions Successful Leaders Make

You’ve decided it’s time to focus on your organization’s culture. You bring in your HR leader and give them the green light to start up a culture transformation program. The journey begins with energy and optimism. A few months in, things start to go off the rails.  Other priorities force their way in, demanding attention….

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Read to Lead: What Successful Business Leaders are Reading Today

Many successful business leaders are known to be voracious readers. According to Mike Myatt, a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEO’s, “CEOs of Fortune 500 companies read an average of four to five books a month.” Whew, that’s a lot of reading!  I’m curious if this isn’t actually a chicken and the egg scenario. Which…

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secret workplace culture

How to Find the Secret Foundation to a Successful Workplace Culture

The strategic planning process used to be a linear exercise. We started with the vision and then worked our way down through the what, where, when and how to develop the strategy. Then we might consider the people element of our strategy, which would bring in culture. The visuals always had culture as the foundation….

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Workplace Cultural Assessment Results

Why Culture Assessments are Failing our Leaders

“What’s your biggest problem in business these days?” I’ve been asking leaders this question at every opportunity. My research shows the responses come down to three areas: changing demographic expectations, disruption, and managing profitable growth. And the follow up questions almost all lead back to culture. More and more leaders are jumping on the culture…

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Want a Winning Organizational Culture? Tips From Canada’s Top Employers

Canadian economists got it all wrong when it came to the job numbers in April 2019. The median economist forecast was for 12,500 new jobs. Instead, the market place rocked it generating 106,500 positions! That’s the good news. The bad news, the national unemployment rate is now 5.7 percent and we haven’t seen it this…

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Furnish Your Culture With Great Workplaces

How Your Building Should be Building Your Workplace Culture

When we talk about culture we often refer to how work gets done. Today, I’d like to explore where that work gets done. Does your office building provide amazing support or is it just a contained place to congregate? Whenever I think about culture and the physical work space, I recall the time I attended…

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International Women's Day

Do Women Make Better Leaders?

Another March 8th has rolled around, and once again we’re celebrating International Women’s Day. It’s a time to celebrate women’s achievements and reflect on how we can contribute to a more gender-balanced world. Research over the past few years has shown that organizations with a significant number of women in leadership positions are outperforming those…

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