DougRoss: Happened to be perusing an article in HBR on how companies engage employees (you can probably guess the punchline: there is no single formula to success) and I spotted this interesting tale regarding GOP establishment favorite Carly Fiorina:
It takes years to build a strong purpose- and values-driven high commitment, high performance culture. It cannot be done with a simple training program. Every policy and practice has to be evaluated in the context of espoused purpose and values. Culture is, however, very fragile. A few decisions and behaviors by top management or leaders of key businesses or operating units can undermine decades of culture building.
Consider what happened to HP… more here