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Sep 22, 2020

A bad culture can corrupt good people. Siobhan Mchale

Do you ever wonder why big companies like Enron failed to make it despite being a top energy company at its time? Why did Nokia lose over Apple even though they have the technology to compete with them?

It's more than a technology or a product problem. These organizations and their downfall had something to do with their culture.

Culture is a powerful force that can drive a company to its success. But a poor culture cripples any company or, worse, kills the future of the business.

To avoid business failure, culture expert Siobhan Mchahale, author of The Insider's Guide to Culture Change, joins us to share her proven four-step process to demystifying culture transformation and starting down the path to positive change!

She has worked with big companies and large organizations, helping leaders create a productive and culturally safe workplace. Siobhan led a low-performing Australian bank and over and over a seven-year change initiative, transformed it into one of the highest performing banks in the world!

You don't want to miss this episode as Siobhan shares insider secrets about culture change, how to disrupt patterns of behavior, the power of reframing, and create the culture you desire!

Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of Siobhan's 

The Insider's Guide to Culture Change: Creating a Workplace That Delivers, Grows, and Adapts here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What led Siobhan to write a guide about culture change
  • The value of a good culture and the consequences of a bad culture
  • How the culture of green at Enron led to its downfall
  • Lessons leaders can learn from the collapse of Enron
  • The four steps on how to be intentional about creating the culture that you desire
  • How to affect change in three ways
  • Why patterns are the lifeblood of culture
  • An example of the idea of reframing
  • How to measure culture
  • Why and how employees tend to look for a signal from their leaders about what's important 
  • The culture killer
  • The failing culture of Nokia  

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