Why do an MBA?

Since starting the MBA I’ve been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA?

Now I’ve completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?

…and finally:

Was it worth it?

Assessing corporate culture in practice #2 – Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture

Now that I’ve established why understanding the corporate culture is important (see previous blog on that here) it’s time to go ahead and design an approach that will explore and assess it. “If we are to gain an insight into and perhaps some control over our situation…. we need to develop our understanding of how…

Assessing corporate culture in practice #1 – Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment

5 months ago I embarked on the challenging task of seeking to assess and influence the culture of my organisation. Using a range of management theories and concepts, I’ve managed to characterise the organisation and develop a long-term cultural vision for the organisation. This blog will look at some of the successes, and failures of…