Extreme Makeover: Business Edition!

Chris Cancialosi shares his thoughts on the some of the tell-tale signs to look out for that could prevent organizations from failure. He provides warnings to heed, and some specifics around righting the ship should these issues be present. Check it out here!

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture offers increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public, and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

Chris Cancialosi Interviewed by IdeaMensch

Chris Cancialosi was recently interviewed by the entrepreneur-friendly website, IdeaMensch, and dishes on topics ranging from hiring vets to denim vests. For some insight as to how Chris got to where he is today, and some particularly poignant lessons learned from the road, check out http://ideamensch.com/chris-cancialosi/.

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture offers increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public, and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

Forbes.com taps into gothamCulture’s expertise

Forbes.com highlights gothamCulture’s culture change services in today’s Creating a Space for Entrepreneurs article. The piece calls out key tips for creating a successful co-working space. Like gothamCulture’s recent blog on “Three Things You Don’t Really Need to Have a High Performing Culture”, the article recognizes that a high performing culture goes beyond ping-pong tables, casual attire, and the occasional happy hour. Read More…

gothamCulture to Attend National Veterans Small Business Conference

gothamCulture, a hailed leader in the space of organizational culture change and leadership development, and a recently certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, has made plans to attend the National Veterans Small Business Conference in St. Louis, August 6-8, 2013.

The conference is geared toward small business entities that are seeking to do business with the federal government, and seeks to connect procurement decision makers directly with these organizations. Consisting of learning roundtables, concurrent sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities, gothamCulture is excited to participate and looks forward to connecting with old friends and making some new.

gothamCulture’s Chris Cancialosi Featured in Vetrepreneur Magazine

gothamCulture founder and managing partner, Chris Cancialosi, is a featured ‘Vetrepreneur We Love’ in the June 2013 issue of The National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur magazine. Chris is recognized as a finalist in the magazine’s 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year award. Vetrepreneur of the Year is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to leaders of flourishing businesses who demonstrate strong financial performance and growth, commitment to core values, and an aspiration to cultivate veteran entrepreneurship.

See how courage and calculated risk-taking instilled in the Army helped Chris start and grow gothamCulture: http://www.navoba.com/article/vets-we-love-cancialosi

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture provides increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

gothamCulture Speaking at ITOCHU HR Conference

Brian Glaser and Dustin Schneider from gothamCulture will be speaking at ITOCHU International’s Human Resources Conference on June 5, 2013. This annual conference brings together all Human Resource leaders from the many brands within ITOCHU’s extensive portfolio in order to share learnings and best practices with each other. Brian and Dustin will be partnering with Virginia Hall, the SVP of Human Resources at Telerent Leasing Corporation, to present a live case study on the use of the Denison Organizational Culture Survey to inform a recent acquisition. They will highlight the importance of culture, specifically in merger and acquisition work, discuss the process that was employed, share the results that they discovered, talk a bit about what has been done with those results so far, and also share what additional steps are still being taken by Telerent today.

Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc. For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture offers increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public, and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

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Brian Glaser Speaks at Milano’s Consultants’ Studio

As an alumnus of Milano, Brian Glaser will be speaking with about 60 Milano graduate students about his experiences starting and running gothamCulture.

Making the leap from OD practitioner to running a global consulting firm is both thrilling and challenging. Since 2006, gothamCulture has built a reputation for helping iconic organizations improve performance through the lens of culture and leadership. But the road hasn’t always been easy. With rapid growth, gothamCulture has navigated a series of complex economic downturns, strived to recruit and retain top talent, and has had to remain adaptable in order to meet the demands of the changing landscape.

Brian will discuss:

  • Building a consulting practice
  • The dynamic tensions that are associated with making the leap from practitioner to business leader
  • Lessons learned from the road
  • How to strike the balance between delivering exceptional value to discerning clients and managing the myriad of internal business challenges that a growing consulting firm faces

gothamCulture Announces SDVOSB Certification

gothamCulture announced certification today from the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The SDVOSB Program allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to set aside contracts or award sole source contracts to veteran owned small businesses.

As a certified SDVOSB, gothamCulture will offer their cutting edge leadership development and culture change services to government buyers interested in awarding prime and subcontracts to businesses owned and controlled by service disabled veterans.

As gothamCulture extends their decade of experience enhancing individual, team, and organizational performance in the government space, they will pursue independent contracts and welcome opportunities to collaborate with businesses that provide synergistic service offerings.

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture offers increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public, and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

A Story of Comair’s Historic Change

An article published in the Ascend magazine, a publication created by and for airline executives, features the story of Comair Limited’s historic transition from a disintegrated technology platform to a customized technology system created by Sabre Airline Solutions, tailored to the airline’s specific needs. The Journey: Operation Crossover highlights gothamCulture’s guidance around commonly overlooked aspects of change management, including leadership development and employee participation in supporting the change.

To ensure the success of a system-wide technology change, Comair Limited engaged gothamCulture to surface resisting forces within the airline’s culture that could stall or stop change in the process. After a thorough analysis of cultural factors, gothamCulture designed a change management plan to ensure successful change implementation. Relying on employee engagement strategies and involving internal change agents created the buy-in necessary to ensure the airline’s “soft” side would support its change in hardware.

A full summary of gC’s culture change efforts with Comair Limited can be found on the gothamCulture web site.

gothamCulture supports full-spectrum change efforts from vision and strategic planning through instructional design. gothamCulture offers increased alignment, engagement, and support for their government, public, and private clients. For more information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.

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gothamCulture to Co-facilitate Denison Consulting Certification Workshop

gothamCulture, a hailed leader in the space of organizational culture assessment and change, has signed on to co-facilitate the Denison Consulting Certification Workshop at Denison Consulting Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 13-14, 2013.

The workshop combines face-to-face and multi-media learning platforms in a comprehensive program that prepares consultants, senior and mid-level business leaders to propel business success through high-impact culture change and leadership development. The two-day interactive live sessions will allow attendees to learn how to use Denison tools to increase business performance, align cultural dynamics, develop leadership capabilities and create a “tool kit” of best practices from experts in the field. The sessions include an interactive experience analyzing actual data from attendees’ organizations within the context of business challenges, strategies and change priorities.

In addition to pre-course materials, two days of live, interactive workshop sessions, a Certificate of Completion and access to the Denison Consultant Essentials member-only online tool kit, workshop attendees receive a Denison Organizational Culture Solutions Pilot Package for up to 25 invited participants OR an online Denison Leadership Development Survey Package for one leader.

The workshop co-facilitators have a history of industry success. gothamCulture utilizes trusted Denison Consulting tools to assess organizational culture and leadership and then develops a customized strategy for each client’s stage in cultural development. The Denison Organizational Culture Survey and Denison Leadership 360 have been an integral part of gothamCulture’s successful organizational assessment and strategic change initiatives for nearly 10 years.

gothamCulture offers expertise in creating high-impact action plans to effectively increase organizations’ bottom line performance through the lens of culture change and leadership development. gothamCulture offers clients increased alignment, engagement, and support. For further information, visit www.gothamculture.com. Follow us on Twitter @gothamCulture.