Tag Archives | HpO

HpO Vision (the ship)

The HpO Vision (the ship) Any expedition in which you traverse obstacles in a strange or unfamiliar environment, leading to a future destination, requires a structure of sorts, to allow you to operate, and to protect you from the environment; a vessel, so to speak. Captain Cèo’s vessel is the HpO Vision. In all likelihood your vessel is your workplace, be it a cubicle, office, vehicle, building, or any combination of each. Assuming that your […]

Observable Artifacts

Artifacts are the physical manifestations of an organization. They include factors such as dress codes, myths, rituals, and tangible items such as awards, product displays, logos, furnishings and decor. Observable artifacts represent the more visible level of culture within the organization. They help to establish recognition (branding) to shareholders, customers, and the general public, e.g., the Toyota emblem or Google logo, while creating a culturally accepted, inspirational talisman to internal stakeholders, e.g., the skull and […]

Vision Statements

Vision Statements are synonymous with the expedition charter (business plan), which ultimately determines the success of an organization in terms of financial and non-financial performance. Vision Statement Definition: a succinct phrase describing the clear and inspirational long-term desired change resulting from an organization or program’s initiative. The purpose of the vision statement is 1) to create an image in the minds of investors, customers, managers, and diggers of a destination (goal), and its arrival date, and […]

Captain’s Log: 110608 06h30

Captain’s Log: 110608 06h30 —29° 00′ South latitude and 24° 00′ East longitude—near the Eastern Cape of South Africa— Lead, Manage or Dig was conceptualized during my on-boarding to a challenging mining project in the hills and on the beaches of Madagascar in 2009. During that time I was fortunate to have experienced an Organization where the Leaders were engaged in tactically meeting their collective challenges and their Managers were busy cultivating values across a wide-range of National […]