Garda still a force to be reckoned with

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris following a meeting in public with the Policing Authority at Dublin Castle. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The corporate world is full of gobbledygook — but a few useful phrases emerge from the swamp of verbiage. One goes like this: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”.

The phrase, coined by management guru Peter Dunker, apparently means that “a powerful and empowering culture is a surer route to organisational success,” according to the UK-based Management Centre. Or, to put it more plainly, attempting to affect change without addressing culture is probably doomed.

One individual who has, in all likelihood, come to realise this truth is Garda commissioner Drew Harris. Some had predicted that Mr Harris would be eaten for breakfast in his new role, consumed by sharks intent on maintaining the status quo.

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