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How IKEA Evolved Its Strategy While Keeping Its Culture Constant

Harvard Business Review

If you’re leading your team through big changes, this episode is for you.

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The Secret to Changing Your Culture When It Doesn’t Align with Your Strategy

Leading Blog

Every time you become aware of a time when your organization does not deliver on its strategy, there is a possible culture-changing story there.” * * * Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *

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Does Your Company’s Culture Reinforce Its Strategy and Purpose?

Harvard Business Review

Strategies for leaders to align all three.

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How Eastern Bank Shifted Its Strategy to Compete with Online Lenders

Harvard Business Review

How one 200-year-old regional bank in the U.S. used intrapreneurship to compete with online lenders.

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Choices to focus your business plan

Lead Change Blog

The clearer a company is about what it is moving towards, the more successful it will be in executing its strategy. Success means performing activities aligned with the company’s vision – moving toward something intentionally defined, not away from something that doesn’t work. There’s more to success than the absence of issues.

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How Starbucks’s Culture Brings Its Strategy to Life

Harvard Business Review

” What most executive teams typically fail to do is to connect the company’s culture with how the company makes its strategy work. Or they attempt to improve the situation by launching a culture initiative to “make the workplace more positive.”

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The Edge: How 10 CEOs Learned to Lead—and the Lessons for Us All

Leading Blog

From Nokia Growth Partners’ Bo Ilsoe , we were reminded that a company may be struggling for traction not because its strategy is misdirected, but because it has the wrong individual at the top, and that for finding the right leader a meticulous and disciplined appraisal is essential for ensuring effective execution of the firm’s strategy.

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