Tag Archives: Organizational culture

Toyota’s move to Texas a good decision

A core role of the CEO is to ensure that the company has the proper resources to be successful. Most commonly people think of capital and people as the two primary resources needed.

|30 Apr 2014

CEO Fail: The “My Favorite Child” CEO

I have always tried to build relationships with CEOs of other companies to learn as much as possible from their experience.

|07 Jan 2014

Top 10 posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here are my most-viewed blog posts of 2013:

Support oddballs in your company culture
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|03 Jan 2014

How can CEOs measure culture?

Now that I’ve covered a model for understanding corporate culture and some ways to create a good one, the next question many CEOs ask is: “Can I measure my culture?” The answer is yes.

|27 Aug 2013

10 measures to a high-performance culture: 1-3

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I just completed my three-part series about how CEOs can model culture and influence it using the SCARF model (employees’ perceptions of Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness).

|06 Aug 2013

The SCARF model for understanding culture: Part 3

Last week I discussed the first two elements of the SCARF model for understanding corporate culture: Status and Certainty. Here are the final three areas that can elicit a reward/threat response in employees: Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness.

|30 Jul 2013

5 Responsibilities of a CEO: Build the Culture

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I’ve recently discussed how CEOs need to own the vision and provide the proper resources. Another key responsibility is to Build the Culture.

|25 Jun 2013

The No Asshole Policy and Company Culture

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What do you do if one of your star performers is a colossal jerk? You know the type: He or she treats people poorly, doesn’t think the rules apply, behaves arrogantly, etc.

|28 Jan 2013

Consistency Leads to Desired Culture

Ben Horowitz recently published a great blog post titled “Programming Your Culture,” where he discusses how a CEO can and should design for the culture he wants: “Designing a proper company culture will help you get your company to do what you

|04 Jan 2013

Hiring for Cultural Fit vs. Competence

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Earlier this week I continued my series about the three most important tools a CEO needs to succeed: credibility, competence, and caring.

|20 Dec 2012