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Like it or not… Culture Matters


Like it or not… Culture Matters
So you think business culture doesn’t matter. You think it falls in the realm of “soft stuff” that the HR folks should handle. Perhaps you think it’s a passing fad, big in the 80’s and starting to show its trendy head again – and this too shall pass. Or maybe you are one of those who actually think culture matters, but figure you’ll focus on it when “things slow down around here.” Well, think again. Business culture matters. It can’t be delegated to the HR department; it is not a passing fad – and, as a business leader, you really can’t afford to wait to deal with it. It might very well be the single most important thing a leader can focus on to create and support sustainable bottom-line results.

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Like it or Not… Culture Matters – Employee Relations Journal


Like it or Not… Culture Matters – Employee Relations Journal
So you think business culture doesn’t matter. Perhaps you think it’s a passing fad, big in the 1980s and starting to show its trendy head again—and this too shall pass. Or maybe you are one of those who actually think culture matters, but you figure you’ll focus on it when “things slow down around here.” Well, business culture does matter, and as an assistant HR professional you really can’t afford to wait to deal with it. You must make a compelling case for top executives to take notice and focus on the true cost of having an operational culture that leaves people feeling dispirited, disenfranchised, and demotivated. It might be the most important thing you can do to support sustainable bottom-line results.

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Making the Merger Work – Handbook of Business Strategy


Making the Merger Work – Handbook  of Business Strategy
We are in the midst of the largest boom in merger activity in corporate history, and there is every indication that it’s only getting started. Each year sees new records set both in terms of the numbers of companies merging and the dollar values involved. Unrelenting pressures from technology, demographics, competition and an increasingly boundary-less marketplace are making it impossible for executives in any industry to ignore the push for growth through consolidation.

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C-Suite Interviews #11 – Caroline Fisher, Ph.D.


C-Suite Interviews #11 – Caroline Fisher, Ph.D.

The Four Aspects of a Successful Culture

Dr. Caroline Fisher of Culture Solutions Group speaks with BIGCast host John Janclaes about the links between culture, leadership and the bottom line. Dr. Fisher details her 25 year professional journey in studying culture and explores how awareness for the concept has grown into a game changing opportunity for business.

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C-Suite Interviews #10 – Tony Boutelle


C-Suite Interviews #10 – Tony Boutelle

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Shape Lending’s Future

In this episode of The BIGCast C-Suite Edition, John Janclaes speaks with Tony Boutelle, CEO of CUDirect to speak about the leader’s journey, the necessity for dedicated innovation, and the best ways to prepare for inevitable disruptions in the lending landscape.

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C-Suite Interviews #9 – Jenny Dorrach


C-Suite Interviews #9 – Jenny Dorrach

Training Fintech Workers to Make a Difference in the World

John Janclaes interviews Professor Jenny Dorrach, Dean of Drucker Business School at Claremont College, about her agenda for the college moving forward, and how fintech workers can learn to combine analytical skills with the human side of business.

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C-Suite Interviews #8 – Thomas Hogan


C-Suite Interviews #8 – Thomas Hogan

Delight Members with A Mobile First Strategy

Thomas E. Hogan currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kony, the market-leading company focused on mobile applications for the enterprise. In this episode, Tom and John explore different facets of leadership, and Tom’s advice for new and experienced leaders and the effect of technology on planning and how organizations operate.

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C-Suite Interviews #7 – Jim Cline


C-Suite Interviews #7 – Jim Cline

Tracking Trex’s Transformation

This interview with Jim Cline, CEO, Trex Company, Inc. explores the transformational story of the company’s journey from near bankruptcy to a thriving organization through a focus on redesigning incentives, promoting constructive conflict, teamwork and developing the next generation of its leaders.

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C-Suite Interviews #6 – Micah Jindal


C-Suite Interviews #6 – Micah Jindal

Cultivating an Effective Leadership Approach to Financial Services Disruption

In this podcast, John Janclaes interviews Boston Consulting Group veteran Micah Jindal, who is a core member of the firm’s financial services practice. Micah shares his views on topics such as platform technologies, how to cultivate agility amid unprecedented disruption as well as his approaches to personal development, including risk taking.

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Establishing a Thriving Data Analytics Practice Is a Journey


Establishing a Thriving Data Analytics Practice Is a Journey
Across business and industry sectors, data analytics is a hot topic. The advantages of becoming a data-driven organization are both exciting and scary—exciting given the potential to delight customers while garnering insights about how to manage the business more effectively and scary in thinking about how your firm’s data analytics capabilities stack up against the competition. Deploying data analytics across a business organization is not a project but a journey, best navigated in partnership between the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDO). In this Q&A, John Janclaes and Juan Gorricho share insights from their work together at Partners Federal Credit Union and offer lessons learned, positive and negative, during the credit union’s four-year (and counting) trek to cultivate a thriving data analytics practice.

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