three-minute postcard: A culture-powered strategy eats pretty much anything it wants – like the competition.

How to build a culture that feeds your strategy, instead of just eating it for breakfast.

Remember Peter Drucker’s classic quote, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”? We think if you build a culture really tuned to today’s business environment and optimized to support your strategic goals… well, together they will eat breakfast… AND lunch, dinner, and pretty much anything else in their path.

The real key to building a high-performing organization in today’s economy is totally nailing your culture… as part of a high-powered partnership. Here’s how.

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We’ve talked about how the world has changed. We’ve talked about how you need a clear and compelling strategy, now more than ever. But now to make that strategy flourish… How? By building a culture that really nourishes it, because wouldn’t it be awesome if your culture actually fed your strategy? After all, culture is the environment in which strategies either thrive or die.

But first, what the heck is “culture” anyway? The dictionary says it’s way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business). But for those of us who like plain speak, we like to think of it as “the way we do things around here”.

Can you really influence your culture? Yes, of course! You just have to pull the right levers! Start by identifying the cultural attributes that will feed your strategy, then take action to create those attributes. Got it? Feeding your strategy requires conscious decisions about your culture – but the resulting high-powered partnership is so worth it!

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