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Archive for March, 2012

Shaping corporate culture – A case study

March 29, 2012
Shaping corporate culture – A case study

Whenever I think about an example of how a “real company” might implement ethics as a business process, I think of Edwards Life Sciences in Irvine, California. Edwards was spun-off from Baxter Medical in 2000. Since then the CEO, Michael Mussallem, has been implementing a program he refers to as “actively managing the corporate culture.” […]

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Some Thoughts on Managing Change

March 28, 2012
Some Thoughts on Managing Change

As you read this, you are exhaling atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen that just an instant before were locked up in solid matter; your stomach, liver, heart, lungs, and brain are vanishing into thin air, being replaced as quickly and endlessly as they are being broken down. The human skin replaces itself once […]

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Ethics is a Business Process

March 23, 2012
Ethics is a Business Process

Some years ago I posted a version of this essay on my company web site. Within one month, that article was driving over 50% of the hits on the web site. Several directory listings picked up the article and that drove even more folks to our site. Then I started receiving e-mails from managers interested […]

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Shaping your leadership and corporate culture

March 21, 2012
Shaping your leadership and corporate culture

What is “Shaping the Corporate Culture”? The culture of a corporation comprises all the formal ethical, decision making and business processes that go into building the business model by which products and services are provided to the customers. But more importantly, culture comprises the non-written and unofficial codes of operation within an organization. Simply put, culture is “the way we do things around here.”

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