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Is It Really All About Culture?

Is It Really All About Culture?

For the last several years, practitioners and consultants have been talking about culture as it relates to risk, compliance and ethics.  Two new pieces reinforce my view that culture is not just about risk, compliance, and ethics. There are many, many dimensions and sometimes they may actually conflict.

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Quality Workplace Cultures Align Talent, Technology and Teamwork

Quality Workplace Cultures Align Talent, Technology and Teamwork

Balance sheets are not the sole determinants of success for today’s organizations. Leaders envision growing earnings and customer satisfaction while they create greater efficiencies and reduce costs. Achieving those goals in parallel requires quality and performance excellence.

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Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

There are multiple approaches companies can take with innovation. Some invest huge sums into research and product development, some spend less but have highly focused innovation teams. Others look to surface innovation from across their workforce through open innovation.

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5 Tips to Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurial in Your Corporate Gig

5 Tips to Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurial in Your Corporate Gig

Two years ago, I packed my bags in Germany and left for Silicon Valley in pursuit of a new “intrapreneurship” opportunity after 20 years of living and breathing corporate culture. I was asked to start a new business unit within one of the world’s largest software companies.

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Goodbye Copycat: China Returns to Its Innovation Roots

Goodbye Copycat: China Returns to Its Innovation Roots

China has long been considered the copycat nation of the world. For generations, its goal was not to build on what the competition has done, but rather play catch-up by piggybacking on other people’s technological advances and underpricing the competition. For years, Chinese copycat knockoff products have flooded western markets.

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