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Lesson 3: The Leader’s Culture Change Toolkit

Posted on May 28, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Most leaders already have the fundamental skills required to effectively lead culture change. They are terrific problem solvers and action-oriented. When faced with a challenge, they shift into solution mode relying on personal experience and the advice of trusted colleagues and subject matter experts to identify the best approach for the situation. They search their […]

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Lesson #2: Engaging Leaders, Changing Culture

Posted on March 14, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

This article is a draft chapter in Dr. Nancie Evans’ upcoming book, Changing Culture: 30 Years of Lessons Learned. Comments, questions and suggestions are gratefully appreciated. Happy reading! In an ideal world, senior leaders fully embrace the challenge of changing culture. As explained previously, this means role modeling the expected behaviors, reinforcing them in day-to-day […]

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Culture Change: Senior Leaders Must Lead The Way

Posted on February 22, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Culture Change: 30 Years of Lessons Learned It’s been a long time coming, 11 years and multiple drafts, but I’m excited to announce that my book is finally looking like it is going to be completed. Yay! In my book, I share the many things I’ve learned over 30+ years of searching for the answer […]

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From Innovation to Stagnation: Has Apple Forgotten Its Core Values

Posted on December 27, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Once a leader in technological advancement, it seems today that Apple is in a corporate downturn. Where innovation was once rampant, now it seems to have turned to stagnation. What has caused this change in conditions for the industry-giant? Has Apple forgotten its core values? Apple’s Woes Apple used to be the brand associated most […]

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Culture Change: What and Why

Posted on December 17, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Culture is something that permeates and affects every aspect of a company. It is more than values, more than people, more than their behavior and more than their relationships. A company’s culture is about its underlying beliefs and assumptions that guide action and that are learned and shared by members of groups as they strive […]

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The Power of Culture Camps

Posted on November 7, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Culture camps are a fairly new phenomenon in the world of corporate culture. They offer leaders the unique chance to learn about how different groups have developed—and maintained—extremely successful company cultures. The Zappos Model One of the leaders in this new cultural arena is Zappos. One of the web’s leading online clothing and shoe retailers, […]

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Creating A Culture Champions Network

Posted on October 29, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Defining a company’s culture can be tricky. Actually changing that culture can be even tougher. One effective way to drive internal change, however, is through what is known as “culture champions.” Here is our helpful guide on creating a culture champions network. What Exactly are “Champions Networks?” Just like every single company is different, so […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions – The Case for Culture

Posted on September 14, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

In 2015 a global Fortune 100 company asked us to conduct research to determine if including culture in merger and acquisition due diligence and integration activities would be a worthwhile investment. Interviews were conducted with seven of its leaders involved in both large and small acquisitions in five regions of the world. We probed to […]

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How To Improve Your Company’s Culture In 6 Simple Steps

Posted on June 18, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

You can’t overestimate the importance of your company’s culture. The problem for companies with a bad culture, however, is that it’s a very difficult thing to change. Here are 6 simple ways to dramatically improve your company’s culture. Articulate Your Company’s Vision A company’s leaders must clearly understand its vision before staff can see how […]

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Why Do Employees Leave Companies With Great Cultures

Why Employees Leave Companies With Great Cultures

Posted on June 8, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Corporate culture is one of those topics that has recently floated down from the business world’s ethereal zeitgeist to finally take its rightful place among other equally-important strategic issues in practical, real-world company conversations. Today, however, many C-level executives have found themselves wondering, “Why do employees leave companies with great company cultures?” A company’s culture […]

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