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culture frameworks, the job of culture is to find that which unites us all

Want to be a better human?

By David Essman | October 5, 2021

  Ah, the good ol’ days! We recently participated in a session for the UK National Health System (NHS), on a subject that isn’t discussed enough: civility. Yes, …

culture of excellence, Creating excellence is not a job is a moral act

Rethink Your Core Values Now

By David Essman | September 28, 2021

  It was with great surprise and delight that we saw Tom Peters had quoted our Chief Creative, Hugh MacLeod in his new book, “Extreme Humanism”, so of course, we turned …

transformational culture; innovation is the acorn innovation is the oak

The Fifty-Year Window

By David Essman | September 15, 2021

  The thing about major innovation is, it comes in waves. These waves historically have lasted about fifty years, thereabouts. Along came the railway in …

how to change a toxic culture;Assumptions are the enemy unless you are assuming good

Fixing a Cultural Lemon

By David Essman | September 10, 2021

  Out of Context, or Just Too Much Context to Ignore?  Lately, we’ve been calling out some of the worst offenders in the corporate and academic worlds …

culture study; You either "get" culture or you're toast

What We Learned From Chairman Mao About Company Culture

By David Essman | August 30, 2021

  Complex and dynamic, that is the challenge of designing culture. There are no obvious levers to pull, what often looks like a good idea, …

driver of innovation; all history is military history

The Future Is Extraterrestrial

By David Essman | August 28, 2021

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about the futility of trying to get human bodies to live in outer space, and “space tourism for …