THRUUE POINTS BLOG

Obituary: Annual Performance Review “Ranking” Has Died

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Annual Performance Review (APR) died last Sunday after a decades-long reign over Human Resources. He is perhaps best remembered for the millions of hours he spent categorizing people into meaningless buckets and alienating workers around the world. Nick-named “Ranking” by his very few friends and confidants, APR had been suffering for the last few years […]

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Summer Reading and Chatting Culture with an “Original”

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

This spring, I attended a talk with Wharton professor of psychology and New York Times writer Adam Grant about his new book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In an hour-long dialogue with fellow author Daniel Pink, Grant shared dozens of the examples of originality that he sculpted into his best-seller. Listening required deep concentration and my […]

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Interviewing Our Summer Interns

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

What it’s like to work for THRUUE: Insights from the Summer Interns This summer, we welcomed two analyst interns to the THRUUE Crew: Hasia White and Joshua Blatt, both recent graduates of the University of Richmond. Hasia graduated with a BA in international studies and geography. Joshua graduated with a BA in Leadership Studies and […]

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TALKING THE POWER OF CULTURE WITH THE RANE NETWORK

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

THRUUE believes that culture is a competitive differentiator, and we are not alone. High-performing organizations thoroughly know their cultures and give them sustained, detailed attention from the bottom up and the top down. But while 91% of CEOs believe that culture is important, only 15% believe their own organization’s culture is where it should be—all […]

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Culture and Strategy: The Bike Ride

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

We are big fans of HBR and are delighted that the cover story this month features the headline “You can’t fix culture.” Examining several mergers as examples, the article argues that culture comes along after leaders get their big ideas right and strategies come to life. The article’s introduction explains, “in every case, when the […]

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Strategy & Culture: It takes both to win

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

The interrelationship between strategy (“the choices leaders make to win”) and culture (“the way things are done around here”) can either create value or undermine success for an organization. This interrelationship demands sustained leadership and board level attention, which it too rarely receives before a problem surfaces. Take Volkswagen— the most recent example of a […]

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The “secret sauce” in a high-performing culture

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

THRUUE has long believed that culture is the great differentiator in today’s marketplace. Every product and service is quickly proven to be a commodity, while culture can’t be copied or imported from one group to the next. You can study Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Apple, or others all you want. You can read an endless flow […]

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Three Years at the Intersection of Strategy and High-Performing Cultures

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Three short years ago, I left the comfort of a big consulting firm to chase the dream of building my own company. At that time, I had two clients and an incredible business partner: Colonel David Sutherland. His wisdom and guidance grounded my dream in reality and got me through those long first days and […]

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The THRUUE Study Group: Commitment to Collective and Continuous Learning

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Information and content leaps at us from every direction. This presents a tremendous opportunity, as it makes available the latest thinking from across the world, but it also creates a challenge, as we have to work harder to filter out excess noise from critical insights. Last week, we launched the THRUUE Study Group so we […]

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Reflections on Working Virtually

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

As I write this blog post, I’m sitting halfway across the world at a co-working space in Wellington, New Zealand. My partner’s job means I often have the opportunity to travel, but the work doesn’t stop coming and I take my laptop with me wherever I go. Honesty forces me to admit I was absolute […]

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