News & Events

Interest in the subject of culture continues to grow dramatically. It’s a hot topic, and for good reason. Research shows Constructive cultures lead to increased profitability, satisfaction, performance, and more. The Annual Ultimate Culture Conference gathers top thought leaders in the field of organizational culture and leadership to provide valuable insight into and discussion around this elusive concept for professionals passionate about shaping workplace culture.

We’ve gathered 11 key takeaways from the last conference to help you make decisions that have a positive impact on culture and business results.

Human Synergistics and The Liautaud Institute have joined together to enhance the effectiveness of organizations by providing leaders with resources to develop constructive cultures. The partnership combines Human Synergistics' 45 years of culture research, leveraging the Organizational Culture Inventory®, with Liautaud's 10 years of neuroscience, human behavior, and team optimization research to create programs that drive membership, empowerment, and meaning though sustainable culture and leadership solutions.

A new partnership focused on managing change in the areas of organizational culture, leadership, talent management and consulting

Writer and award-winning editor, Alec Marsh (The Times – London), shares how John Kotter's eight steps for business transformation have helped leaders revitalize their organizations. The article includes insights from several business thought leaders, including Dr. Robert A. Cooke (CEO of Human Synergistics International), Peter Fuda (Founder of The Alignment Partnership), and Andrew Campbell (Director of Ashridge's Strategic Management Centre).

HSI CEO Dr. Robert A. Cooke joined Dr. Linda Sharkey on her VoiceAmerica radio show, iLead - The Leadership Connection, to discuss how to assess culture so you can take action to align your organization's culture with its values. The episode is entitled, "Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch." They also share insights on culture in the global context from their book, "Winning with Transglobal Leadership."

We are pleased to announce that Tim Kuppler has joined our leadership team as Director of Culture and Organization Development, bringing 25 years of experience in strategy, culture, and performance improvement to this new position.

“Tim comes to us with a wealth of energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge,” says CEO Dr. Robert Cooke. “In addition to spearheading our business development initiatives, he will be providing consulting services to our clients in conjunction with the independent consultants and consulting firms in our Global Change Circle™. Tim’s skills and successes in change management formidably complement our research-based leadership surveys and models.

How do you create a Constructive culture—one that is proven to drive engagement, quality, profitability, and sustainability? In this lively podcast, hosts Zac and Steve Gandara of Excellent Cultures interview award-winning professor Dr. Robert A. Cooke, who was one of the first to quantify the concept of organizational culture after his breakthrough revelation that the cultural norms that emerge in organizations often reward and encourage counterproductive behaviors and detract from effectiveness.

Dr. Robert A. Cooke, CEO of Human Synergistics International, was interviewed by Leaders Magazine to talk about culture change and HSI's role in organizational development. The interview offers unique insights from Dr. Cooke on the evolution of organizational culture and his own journey to fulfill HSI's mission of Changing the World—One Organization at a Time®

Dr. Peter Fuda, founder and Principal of The Alignment Partnership (TAP) in Australia, has released a white paper on leadership transformation. Using Leadership/Impact® (L/I) and TAP’s own transformation models as a base, Dr. Fuda’s paper focuses on the process of becoming an effective leader and how leaders impact the success of organizations.

The Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) was referenced in the April 5, 2011 issue of The Wall Street Journal. 

A new publication from The National Institute of Corrections, Building a Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections, features a discussion of how to incorporate HSI’s Organizational Culture Inventory® into an organizational culture change initiative in a corrections setting.