Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global My last post on this topic described our approach to creating transformational learning environments (Transformational Leadership Development? What Makes it So?). I introduced the idea that when leaders want the organization to transform, they are actually seeking its people to transform. I discussed some key elements including the need to engage each … Read More.
Associate, ONTOSglobal With Brexit and Donald Trump’s election we have witnessed what numerous political and economic leaders labeled as impossible and catastrophic, nevertheless have become a new reality. Through analyzing these game-changing events we suggest four cognitive strategies for those in charge of leading a company in a fast-changing world. Prepare for … Read More.
Published in the August Business Insider, check out these visuals that depict the structure of a negotiation from different cultural viewpoints. Does this track with your experience? http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-negotiate-around-the-world-2015-8
“Schultz understood that you can’t lift your foot off the gas pedal when you’re attempting to transform a company,” Koehn says. “Severe as its financial needs may be, you also have to figure out what you will invest in. Schultz knew that if he waited until the company was out of the woods to invest … Read More.
Culture: the most overused and least understood term in business, if not in modern society. What does it mean? Values? Norms? Behavior? Environment? Practices? How things get done? How people treat one another? Symbols? Artifacts? All of the above? Some of the above? OK. Forget that question. Let’s assume culture is at least some of … Read More.
We do not know yet, if there are long-term consequences for our culture coming out of the recent recession. We can, however, compare these two major global events to extract important lessons for organizations and individuals who are driving change or being driven by changes in their business culture. Plus, personal strategies outlined may help those in a rapidly changing work environment adapt more easily. ... Read more
"What’s the latest thinking on balanced scorecard?" my neighbor asked me in front of a group at a casual cook-out, having just found out I am a consultant on topics including leadership development and talent management. Oh boy, I thought, here’s a choice whether to defer the question or talk about scorecards in front of … Read More.
People who know I work frequently in Mexico ask me about safety there given the much-reported on violence and the economic outlook for our southern neighbor. In BusinessWeek April 20 edition, there was an article of great interest if you also wonder about the risk of doing business in Mexico. The article is entitled Business … Read More.
It seems that a conversation I had with a writer from the U.S. State Dept. at the Forum worked its way into an article. Here it is: http://www.america.gov/st/econ-english/2008/August/20080819174627xeneerg0.5405847.html?CP.rss=true 19 August 2008 Forum Encourages Latin American Colleges to Add Business Courses Americas Competitiveness Forum also offers networking opportunities By Eric GreenStaff Writer Atlanta– The United … Read More.
Have you noticed the sporadic articles popping up in periodicals and articles that suggest "rethinking" the mass exodus of manufacturing facilities to China and other far away places? These articles suggest that while labor is prevalent and less expensive in those places, that in many cases there is a strategic advantage for people in the Americas to … Read More.