Company Culture

When Worlds Collide: Culture and Strategy

When Worlds Collide: Culture and Strategy

Is culture an excuse for not getting anything done in your organization?
 
I once worked on a CEO succession planning project for a medium sized company in the Southeast. There were five internal candidates, all of whom were on the Executive Leadership Team and played key roles in formulating the company’s five year strategic plan. Four were long-term employees and the fifth had joined the company 16 months earlier. 

Additional Thoughts About Top Teams

Additional Thoughts About Top Teams

My observations comes from my work with over 500 teams and the work of Hackman, Salas, Katzenbach and Smith, Lencioni, and others:

L1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team makes some very good points, but it is important to keep in mind the book's sub-title: A Leadership Fable. Lencioni deserves credit for recognizing the importance of teams and giving people a framework for improving team dynamics, but there are no data to back up anything in the book and much of the advice contained therein is off base.