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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Corporate Culture and Performance

The reason culture matters, and the reason the environment a leader creates within the organization is so important, is not to win an award or have satisfied employees. The real reason is to drive business results, achieve superior organizational performance and secure the necessary resources to implement the programs, create the tools and develop the talent that allows high performance to be sustained. As a result, when it comes to talent, high-performance cultures know how to attract the best, retain the best, bring out the best, showcase the best and reward the best.

Cultures can be distinctive, and the best ones usually are. The reliably high-performance cultures choose to codify their “magic” by describing ...

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