10 Attributes of Culture That Make It So Difficult to Change

While there is universal agreement that organizational culture plays a crucial role in shaping organizations, there is little consensus on what it actually is, never mind how it influences performance and, crucially, how leaders can change it.

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The 7 Biggest Traps to Avoid in The First 90 Days

My research shows that leaders who derail or under-perform in their new roles often fall into common traps in their first ninety days. Have you fallen into any of these traps? Have you seen others do so?
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Eight Traps to Avoid When You Take Over a Team

Leaders taking new roles often inherit teams that they must assess, reshape, align, and accelerate. Frequently, leaders stumble when it comes to building their teams. The result may be a significant delay in achieving key objectives, or outright…

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Why You Shouldn’t be Too Nice to Your New Hires

While speaking recently at an HR forum in Denmark, I learned a Danish word that perfectly captures a common trap that companies fall into when they onboard new hires: bjørnetjenste. The term can be translated literally to “bear favor” and means “an…

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