Tim Kuppler

About the Author

Tim Kuppler is the co-founder of CultureUniversity.com and Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics, a 40+ year pioneer in the workplace culture field with the mission of Changing the World—One Organization at a Time®. He co-authored the 2014 book Build the Culture Advantage, Deliver Sustainable Performance with Clarity and Speed. He previously managed substantial workplace culture transformations as an industry executive and was President and Senior Consultant at Denison Consulting. Contact him at Tim.Kuppler@HumanSynergistics.com.

Why HR Can’t Lead Cultural Change

Edgar Schein and the subject of organizational culture are forever linked due to his pioneering efforts in the field. His hallmark book, Organizational Culture and Leadership, has been a resource for more than 30 years. Ed shared insights from its recently released  fifth edition during an interview at the Human Synergistics Ultimate Culture…

8 Culture Change Secrets Most Leaders Don’t Understand

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the previous 12 months. We’re reposting each of the top 25 articles between now and January 2nd. This is No. 7 of 2016. You can find the complete list here. I spent 15 years learning and applying…

What It Takes to Change An Organization’s Culture

Note: This is part two of an interview conducted by Tim Kuppler with organization culture pioneer Larry Senn. Part one published yesterday. You can find it here. One of the greatest business challenges is effectively changing a workplace culture. It’s one that Larry Senn has been taking on for nearly four decades. In…

12 Insights About Culture Change From a Workplace Culture Pioneer

Note: Today, TLNT features the first part of an interview with Larry Senn, one of the pioneers in the field of organizational culture and culture change. His USC doctoral dissertation, “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations,” was the first field study of corporate culture in America. Part two…

Are You Ready to Get Serious About Fixing Your Workplace Culture?

Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 8. Our regular content will return Monday. Feliz Año Nuevo! It’s time for leaders in all organizations (non-profit, for-profit, health care, government, education, etc.) to get serious about how culture is impacting their performance. Yes, leaders need to build…

Why You Need to Flip the Talent Management Switch

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent. – A Bronx Tale, 1993 I was reading some amazing statistics from a Right Management report on talent management that covered global trends, challenges, and priorities. Much has been written about the reduced investment in talent during challenging financial times and the recent re-emergence of…

Evolving Your Workplace Culture: History Shows It Takes a Bold Vision

CEO’s continue to publicly proclaim their efforts to manage significant and meaningful culture change. Some miss the mark and show their lack of understanding this critical topic. Others, like Satya Nadella of Microsoft, share a much clearer vision and appear like they truly “get it.” What separates the visionary and capable culture champions…

10 Key Principles For the Majority of Us Who Need Cultural Change

I wrote a popular TLNT article about how 96 percent of respondents from a Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey on culture and change management highlighted that culture change was needed in their organization in some form. I criticized some of the over-simplified recommendations that accompanied the survey release, but The Katzenbach Center came through with…

Is a Culture of Discipline the Right Approach For Your Organization?

Jim Collins said that “a culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” Those words might resonate with many leaders who are feeling frustrated about aspects of accountability, attention to detail, collaboration, or some other area in their organization. The reality is that discipline must start with…

Are You Ready to Get Serious About Fixing Your Workplace Culture?

It’s time for leaders in all organizations (non-profit, for-profit, healthcare, government, education, etc.) to get serious about how culture is impacting their performance. Yes, leaders need to build on that understanding, engage their organizations to harness the incredible power of culture, and strive to make a meaningful impact. When I personally think about…