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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “culture”

Evaluating and Hiring Leaders For Your ESOP

At KeyStone, we have a particular appreciation for ESOP companies. They have an innate understanding of the importance of cultural fit and alignment to things we have built our practice upon. I am very excited to be attending and speaking at the 2017 NCEO annual conference in Denver, Colorado ...

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Culture is YOUR Competitive Advantage

At Keystone, we are culture addicts. Besides spending every day working with awesome companies with great cultures, we enthusiastically read articles and blogs to gain even more insight on what makes a great company culture. This month, two amazing company cultures jumped out at us (and they ...

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The Value of Core Values

This week’s post on KeyStone Search’s Culture, Leadership and Alignment Blog was kindly contributed by Brian Lassiter, President of Performance Excellence Network. Thank you to Mr. Lassiter for allowing KeyStone to share his expertise.

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Corporate Scandal is the Product of Corporate Culture

The Volkswagen environmental cheating scandal that broke in September of 2015 threw Corporate Culture into the spotlight - and not in a positive way. Some wrote that Volkswagen's "culture of arrogance" was to blame, while others simply blame a lack of morals at the top of the company. Similar to ...

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When Change and Culture Clash, Communication is Key

I recently read a 2006 Harvard Business Review article titled “The Seasoned Executive’s Decision Making Style” which discussed the ways in which executive’s leadership styles change as they advance in their career. This got me thinking about how an executive’s leadership style must adapt when they ...

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Mass Extinction?

According to a study published a month ago in Science Advances, the earth is in the midst of a mass extinction, one that rivals the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. The study reveals that since 1900, 69 mammal species and another 400 vertebrate species have gone missing. It ...

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Jack Welch – Progressive Leadership – Really!

I attended a luncheon a couple of weeks ago where Jack and Suzy Welch spoke about their new book, The Real Life MBA. While I don’t agree with everything Jack did in his “Neutron Jack” days, he has to be held up as a pioneer in the connection between culture and performance. In fact, he’s recognized ...

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