Thursday, July 16, 2009


Leadership is about getting things done by people. Therefore, the "people issues" are a key element of leadership and why corporate cultures really matter. Mike posted on July 14 I Should Have Nurtured a Unified Culture which fits in nicely with this post.

I read an article in the WSJ How Buck Knives Decided to Move HQ. Interesting and quick read that highlights how easy it is to take the people and the culture for granted particularly if someone else built the business. Many acquisitions and reorganizations go wrong because there was not enough thought and effort put into the people issues and the culture they operate within.

But cultures also need to be maintained to stay healthy and vibrant. Hiring decisions, training programs, promotions, raises and internal processes all need to fit the culture you want to build and maintain in your organization.

Until Next Time,


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