Culture Insights Blog

Published on 10 Feb 2015

Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of strategic alliances generally have two dimensions which are crucial to their success1. The operational dimension, that is the business case for considering the merger in the first place, and the cultural and people dimension.

Published on 03 Feb 2015

Have you ever thought to obtain a tangible measure of your organisation's culture? We all have a sense of it, but how well can we pinpoint exactly what's going on and more importantly what's driving it.

Published on 22 Jan 2015

During the 2012/2013 year, 16,024 Australian leaders and managers completed the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), with a view to gaining awareness of their current effectiveness and insight into their potential to be more effective in their role. In most cases, these leaders and managers were part of a development program positioned to improve the performance of the individual, team or organisation

Published on 13 Jan 2015

Here at Human Synergistics much of our work centres on helping individuals build greater levels of self-awareness. We consistently find the higher our self-awareness the more likely we are to have a constructive impact on others in our lives. So where does mindfulness sit in relation to self-awareness?

Published on 02 Dec 2014

Most people would agree that integrity is at the core of every good leader, but what about humility? What springs to mind when you hear the word? Respect? Weakness? Power? Think about those people in your life who you have found most influential and inspiring, were they marked with humility?

Published on 27 Nov 2014

The idea of change is a hot topic amongst organisations today. But what role does stability play? Research by Noel Burchell and Darl Kolb* sheds light on this, suggesting that stability is an equally important factor in executing the long term success of a business. Stability should not only be seen for its association with conformity, control, formalisation, hierarchy, status quo and standardisation.

Published on 10 Jan 2014

I want to comment on an interesting phenomenon we are experiencing right now – the love of leadership and possible disdain for management. Some years ago we launched the Leadership/Impact® (L/I) feedback instrument. This tool differs from the LSI in that it profiles the 'impact' the leader has on those they lead...

Published on 07 Aug 2012

Hi, I’m Shaun McCarthy, CEO of Human Synergistics Australia and New Zealand. Those who know me well, know that I am actually a Researcher by trade, with a passion for leadership and organisational culture.