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Becoming Multi-Lingual Using The Breckenridge Enneagram

    Becoming Multi-Lingual Using The Breckenridge Enneagram

We live in the three-pound universe between our ears, but it’s surprising how little most people know about themselves. How we see the world develops from our earliest years as

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Root Causes of Conflicts In Work-Groups

    Root Causes of Conflicts In Work-Groups

Studies have shown that over 85% of the root causes of organizational performance problems are in the structures, systems, and culture within which work-groups are embedded. Structures and systems are

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Four Ways of Working as Generic Cultural Norms

    Four Ways of Working as Generic Cultural Norms

Michael Hammer states that, “Most companies today – no matter what business they are in, how technologically sophisticated their product or service, or what their national origin – can trace

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Ten Guidelines for Managers Who Want To Create Culture Change-

    Ten Guidelines for Managers Who Want To Create Culture Change-

A common perception is that cultural change has to start at the very top of an organization. But studies and field experience have shown that culture change can begin with

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Has Your Organization Reached an Impasse?

    Has Your Organization Reached an Impasse?

Is your organization unable to change in the face of forces and threats from the business environment? Are you struggling against overly complex systems that frustrate and undermine your attempts

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The More You Know the More You See

    The More You Know the More You See

I was once on a scuba diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, and one of the dive masters who knew a lot about marine

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Struggling Against the Invisible Bureaucracy of Organizational Culture

    Struggling Against the Invisible Bureaucracy of Organizational Culture

In a world of increasing stakeholder expectations and decreasing resources, aggressive cost cutting programs have run their course. Where do

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How Revenue Sources Shape the Cultures of For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations

    How Revenue Sources Shape the Cultures of For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations

Perhaps the single most important part of evaluating an organization’s culture is gaining a clear understanding of the nature, viability,

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What You See Is What You Get

    What You See Is What You Get

Prior to the 20th Century, millions of people died from diseases that could have been easily cured by an antibiotic

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Managers Are a Powerful Force for Creating

    Managers Are a Powerful Force for Creating

The most powerful force in creating (or maintaining) organizational culture in work-groups is the personality and philosophy of life of

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Is Organizational Culture Real? Cultural Realism and Experimental Science

    Is Organizational Culture Real? Cultural Realism and Experimental Science

Organizational culture and theoretical entities like electrons have some important things in common. First, the actual entities themselves are in

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What Managers Tolerate Destructive Conflict

    What Managers Tolerate Destructive Conflict

Stephen was the manager of a work-group in a company where he was held strictly accountable for the milestones, deliverables,

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Building Blocks of Organizational Culture

    Building Blocks of Organizational Culture

While most people think of organizational culture in broad, sociological terms, field experience has shown that one of the fundamental

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The Organizational Trust Index™ as a Window into Organizational Culture

    The Organizational Trust Index™ as a Window into Organizational Culture

Trust is the foundation of all human interactions, and the cornerstone upon which high-performing organizational cultures are built. The Organizational

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When It Comes to Organizational Culture, What You See Is What You Get

    When It Comes to Organizational Culture, What You See Is What You Get

The purpose of culture (any culture) is to teach people how to “see” the world. More specifically, organizational culture is

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Four Global Forces that will Shape Organizational Culture for the Next 50 Years

    Four Global Forces that will Shape Organizational Culture for the Next 50 Years

Studies have shown that the forces, trends, and pace of the business environment have the single greatest influence on shaping organizational culture. But there are even more global forces affecting

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