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Corporate Culture

Emotionally healthy business cultures

Since my TEDx talk “emotions at work” 4-5 years ago, I have been writing a few articles about how emotions can have a very useful place in companies and add value to innovation strategies. What I haven’t written about yet is what I’ve been doing these past few years in organisations to enable emotionally healthy […]

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Corporate Culture Mentoring Culture

M&A: Overcoming the Culture Shift Challenge

Using mentoring to overcome the culture shift challenges of mergers and acquisitions.

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Mentoring Culture

What it takes to build a mentoring culture that delivers

Worldline has been one of the key customers I’ve been implementing a company-wide strategic mentoring program (you will spot me here and there presenting, gesticulating and laughing in the short video). During the last four years, I’ve been starting up, designing, implementing, training, tweaking, measuring and evolving their mentoring programme to attain specific strategic goals (that […]

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Innovation Strategy

The Culture Framework

Philippe had been hinting at one of the combined tools we’d like to share: the culture and business frameworks. The culture framework that we’ve been using for years informally when helping organisations in their strategic transformations is the “other side” of the business framework Philippe has been sharing for a while now. We redesigned it […]

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Innovation Strategy

Our next set of tools reconnecting corporate culture framework and business model

I won’t develop fully the tools and how to use them in this article. It’s all about giving a first tour of the concepts and how simple they are. The first illustration is how powerful CUSTOMER-driven companies (Amazon) connect their culture, leading with strategic empathy to identify emerging problems to invest in, and finally select differentiated […]

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Corporate Culture

Corporate Culture and HR Strategic Role

Too often HR activities are viewed as gentle and somehow lame endeavors that one should tolerate. They are part of the package when you work for a big corporation. That’s very understandable: how often does the HR strategic role comes into play into your company?

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Corporate Culture

You might need a Company Culture VP

Having an Innovation or Digital VP in is always a good sign that the company doesn’t care enough to invest deeply the subject. Someone eventually ends up in charge because the board passed the hot potatoe to her. But for corporate culture, that might actually be a good idea…

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Corporate Culture

Three scenarios of corporate culture change

From birth to old age, the company culture is not embedded in the same way. Hence it is essential to take a differentiated approach to corporate culture change.

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Corporate Culture

A full stack approach to corporate culture change

Avoiding the usual pitfalls of culture change means focusing on coherence and meaning.

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Innovation Mindset

Why culture change fails

Companies are making many different attempts to change their cultures as they realise that it has become critical if they want to survive in their rapidly evolving markets.

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Innovation Mindset

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Culture eats strategy for breakfast / Peter Drucker

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Strategic Mentoring

Mentoring for innovation culture

Avoiding being « uberised », innovating like startups in large rigid structures, helping employees regain creativity, exploring new business models… are the issues we see our clients confronted by everyday.