Employee engagement is more than just a survey!

Research continuously shows that employee engagement contributes to increased profitability, yet most organizations still have no formal engagement strategy in place and two-thirds of employees globally are disengaged. The key word in the previous sentence is...

The Emperor’s new clothes

Anyone who has worked for a large organisation in the past 20 years has probably been exposed to the concept of a ‘core’ competence model or a ‘behavioural’ competence model. These models come in many guises and are often accompanied by a very heavy folder (electronic...

Culture and the question ‘why?’

It appears that the topic of organizational culture has suddenly become fashionable and, to be honest, I’m not happy. As the owner of a company that specializes in helping leaders understand the organizational culture they both have and need, you would think...

Strategy without aligned Culture is called ‘Hope’

Most large organisations have a Strategy Director who often acts as the right-hand man to the CEO. She/he may be tasked with developing a 3-year plan which will start with statements of Vision and Mission and definitions of strategic ‘pillars’, of which there are...