the ceo magazine, workplace culture,
Andrew Faas, Author, The Bully’s Trap: Bullying in the Workplace

Throughout my career as a manager and executive, creating positive high-performing cultures has been core to my success and, by extension, the employees I was responsible for and the organizations I represented. 

During and since the release of my book, The Bully's Trap - Bullying in the Workplace, I have received a lot of pushback from executives who discount the value of a positive culture and consider culture initiatives as a bunch of human resources gobbledygook. What I do agree with on this is: when cultural initiatives are not tied to performance, it usually is gobbledygook.

the ceo magazine, strategy,
Dr Yahya Shakweh

A recent Harvard survey, of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries concluded that very few top companies, less than 18%, can be rated very effective at either strategy or execution. Only 8% are very effective at both, while 63% were rated neutral or worse on at least one aspect.  According to this survey, very few companies have mastered the process of articulating and executing strategy; more than half of the companies who are effective in either strategy or execution are skilled in both strategy and execution. This suggests that strategist leaders who can develop compelling answers to fundamental strategic questions will probably gain skill at execution.  Likewise, leaders who can excel at implementing strategies will probably gain skill at strategy development.


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