When a Culture of Control Forgets its Purpose

The July 5, 2012, Globe and Mail article by Oliver Moore, Feud with Florida lifeguard after he saved drowning man sparks uproar, involved a new employee who raced down the beach to save a man who was drowning in an unprotected beach area. When the employee returned to his post his boss had him fill out an incident report and then he promptly fired him for breaking the rules: The employee had left his assigned area.

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Sherrill Burns

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Sherrill Burns is President and Co-founder of Culture-Strategy Fit Inc., a culture assessment and change services organization focused on helping organizations and their people thrive. She is co-author of the book, Culture By Design: Leadership Strategies for Intentionally Shaping Culture.


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