Agree to Disagree

Here in the Midwest, we tend to be uncomfortable when people argue.  The normative corporate culture in St. Louis is consensus building, and executives take care not to do or say anything that might be interpreted as confrontational or insulting.  I’ve heard it referred to as a “gentlemanly” culture (of course, women participate in it… Read More Agree to Disagree

Asia Versus the United States

(I’ve just been invited to be a guest blogger on orgtheory.wordpress.com; this post also appears there.)  Are creativity and innovation different in different societies? This is a hot topic, particularly in fast-growing Asian countries including China and Korea. China’s leaders, for example, don’t want to be the low-cost commodity provider forever; their ambition is to… Read More Asia Versus the United States