Monthly Archive: November 2014

Alignment over inspiration

The marines have one of the strongest cultures of any organization. When you literally die for your values, or for the team – that’s strong. How do they achieve it? People don’t go from regular civilian society to jumping on grenades without hesitation. In their training they march… for hours. Aligning voice, body, mind are […]

Invite people to opt-out

What happens when you’re ready for a culture change, but you know that your company is not. What can a leader do or say in this position? Once the culture standards (values) are determined, the leader must absolutely live by example. There’s no way around that. But that can take time. What can the leader […]

Apple culture – Steve Jobs’ best product

Walter Isaacson speaks on Apple culture. He shares his insights on learning about Steve Jobs through writing the biography.  When he asked what was his greatest product, Isaacson expected Jobs to say the ipod or iphone. Instead, Jobs said it’s much harder to build a team that can continuously develop great products, and that’s what […]