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Stepping into 2021 with Intention
Stepping into 2021 with Intention 900 600 Karen Jones

The world-renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk, a few years ago asked the audience during a lecture what they noticed about an image of the burning twin towers in New York. The image was of Manhattan city dwellers reacting to the attack on the buildings behind them. What Dr Van Der…

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Bringing the Bottom Line Back to Culture
Bringing the Bottom Line Back to Culture 1024 592 Karen Jones

Part 3: What happens when Leaders find themselves in a crisis that requires more than the traditional neo-cortex, thinking yourself into-the solution approach? Covid-19 confronts every business with uncharted territory and a never before encountered challenge. This is the first time the ‘hard’ side of running a business has been hit so ‘hard’ that the…

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How clear do you as a leader see your post-Covid business delivery connect to your current culture?
How clear do you as a leader see your post-Covid business delivery connect to your current culture? 1024 512 Karen Jones

The 2nd in a three-part series. “whether you are aware of it or not, your culture will and is influencing your bottom line. If you are not managing it, it will be managing you”. This is why business leaders need to understand how and where culture impacts their performance i.e. strategy. Whether we choose to…

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Connecting Company Culture to Business Effectiveness – the First in a three-part series.
Connecting Company Culture to Business Effectiveness – the First in a three-part series. 1024 640 Karen Jones

Part 1: Does Company Culture require ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ skills to drive high performance? Denison Consulting has been running the slogan ‘bringing culture to the bottom line’ since its inception back in 1998. Our experience to date since Covid 19, suggests that perhaps we should turn this sentence around, without altering the intrinsic meaning of…

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What do Organisational Culture & Gender have in common?
What do Organisational Culture & Gender have in common? 768 384 Karen Jones

Having always been strong advocates for meritocracy, reviewing the implications on business of not achieving a smart gender-balance from the middle manager to the C-Suite, got us thinking. If men and women leave college and universities as equal achievers, why are women falling well short of gaining 50% of management positions and often earning less…

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2021… Are you ready for an amazing year?
2021… Are you ready for an amazing year? 768 384 Karen Jones

How to see your way to the other side of Corona as a Leader It is extremely easy to watch all the current events pass by and react to them without really stopping to think ‘what does this mean for me?’ and ‘how might my reactions be affecting those around me?’ A few months ago,…

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ARE YOU FOCUSED ON ORGANISATIONAL CLIMATE OR CULTURE?
ARE YOU FOCUSED ON ORGANISATIONAL CLIMATE OR CULTURE? 792 418 Karen Jones

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE. In working with organisations to improve their culture, we often notice confusion about what “culture” means. What many organisations call culture more accurately reflects that of climate: it’s the difference between the practices and routines (the habits) that comprise the how and why for an organisation as…

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DOES YOUR ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE VOCABULARY INCLUDE EVERYONE?
DOES YOUR ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE VOCABULARY INCLUDE EVERYONE? 793 415 Karen Jones

ESTABLISHING A LANGUAGE TO DISCUSS CULTURE IN THE WORKPLACE Most of us somehow know that organisational culture is important – even crucial – to high performance, but being able to turn this ‘intuition’ into a tangible conversation and one that leads to considered action isn’t quite so straight forward. As much as we would like…

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