Today, in a lecture, a Finance student asked, "What characteristics are necessary for an organizational culture leader?" When asked such questions in an open forum, you never know for sure what will come to mind. The following three characteristics came to mind. 1. The belief in the potential of every individual and all the organization's … Continue reading What are the most important characteristics of an effective organizational culture leader?
This Friday, March 22, 2019, I have the opportunity to collaborate with CESCO again, here at ULL. The event is called a "Jornada,” which could be translated as a "Conference", "Summit" and/or "Caucus". The session during this "Jornada" that I will participate in is called, "El Valor Social de las Organizaciones y Su Medición," which … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility
Cafes are everywhere here in Spain. Most of them have a small interior space with a few tables. Therefore, they often extend their domain to the street right outside of their cafe. As people sit at tables on the street, it is very visible that people like to get together. As you might imagine, there … Continue reading Café and Culture
When asked to craft a seminar on aligning an organization's strategic plan with its culture, the first thought that came to mind was "Which came first, the chicken or the egg." The second thought was "Don't put the cart before the horse." An idea that is often attributed to Peter Drucker is that "Culture eats … Continue reading Aligning a Strategic Plan with Organizational Culture
We are "out there".... really out there in the middle of the sea. In the 1400's, it was believed by some that the end of the earth was literally here, in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is one of seven of the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the Capital of Tenerife. Tenerife is part … Continue reading Living on an island, off the tip of Africa
Many are the logistical transitions needed when moving to a new city, country, and culture. Transportation is one of those logistical transitions. New airlines and airline systems have all been part of our learning curve. Here in Spain it was a pleasant surprise to know that you could bring liquids through airport security and you … Continue reading Culture and Transportation
At the Fulbright conference in Valencia, during the Q&A section of my lecture, a graduate student stated that she had difficulty finding programs in Organizational Leadership Studies at the undergraduate level in the USA. She asked if, based on my experience in Spain, I had found the situation to be similar in Spanish universities. In … Continue reading “You’ve arrived to a desert.”