SLAP’s renowned expertise is in understanding how manager, employee and customer cultures actually work and exactly how to achieve their maximum commitment.
"Culture" is the most overused yet often least understood concept in business.

What is Culture?

“Culture is where the humans gather. An independent organism that formed with shared beliefs around the rules of survival and emotional prosperity. A culture exists to protect itself, its antennae are working constantly, its credibility detector is infallible, its perceptions are alarmingly accurate and its memory is elephantine. You can’t bribe, bluff or bully a culture into sustainably believing or doing anything. You can’t tell it what to believe or stop it from existing. But you can take comfort from knowing that a culture is the utmost rational organism – an objective, agnostic and open belief system - who wants to believe and be inspired."

Three critical cultures for companies to serve:

Your Manager Culture: The emotional commitment of your manager culture is worth more than its financial, intellectual and physical commitment combined. It translates to your managers taking on company success like a personal crusade.

Your Employee Culture: A successful strategy isn’t planned well; it is implemented well. That starts with achieving ferocious support from your employee culture to protect the performance goal, course-correct it and evangelize it with its own good name to others.

Your Customer Culture: A brand transfers sustainability of a company to its customers, who sell for it and protect it. It requires faith from both your employee culture, that has to represent company intentions, and your customer culture, that has to ignore other companies’ seductions and broken promises of the past.

‘Branded' is a tribute, not a verb. A brand promise is a company saying, ‘You will know us by our intention.’ You are only a brand if – and when – these groups say you are as a result of living up to your intentions.”

- Stan Slap, CEO and Founder, SLAP


Our Clients Include

Electronic Arts
Fannie Mae
Li and Fung
Standard Bank
Time Warner

SLAP has achieved legendry metrics impact for many of the world’s most successful, demanding companies. The kind that don’t include “Patience” on their list of corporate values.

some testimonials

SLAP has made a significant, long-term difference in the commitment of our managers and their ability to achieve results through others. Their methods were transformational for me and our entire organization.
Kathleen Hogan

Chief People Officer, Microsoft

The internal commitment generated for us by SLAP is priceless.
Bill Guibor

Chief Operating Officer, Hallmark Retail

From Procter & Gamble to Pepsico I’ve had a lot of management education in my career. Stan Slap’s work blows everything away in terms of substance and impact.
Kip Knight

President, US Retail, H&R Block

Stan Slap has changed the way I manage, the way I think about business and the way I think about life.
Gary Stewart

Chief Music Officer, Apple

I can say without hesitation that SLAP changed the potential of our entire company.
Karla Stephens

Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Europe, Vodafone

Whenever I meet with Stan Slap, I don't know whether to write down everything he says or leap across the desk and strangle him.
Jack Calhoun

Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic

Over the last 15 years I have deployed SLAP in three companies doing battle in intensely competitive markets. They have never failed to deliver outstanding results. Without exception, there has been a direct measureable connection between my top-performing managers and the ones who apply the SLAP company processes. They were also the catalyst to help slam attrition of our top talent from 35 percent to 5 percent in a single year.
Michael DeCesare

President, Intel Security

We have seen it all and worked with the very best. SLAP offers a path to improving our client experience like no one else does.
James Quigley

Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte

SLAP was involved in the strategic planning of every aspect of our company. This, in my opinion, was the primary reason that we were able to make massive operating changes without disrupting our all-important culture and soul. They helped grow our most profitable division by over 300% in three years. Our executive team voted them as one of the ten most important things to ever happen to our company.
Chris Tobey

Executive Vice President, Warner Music Group

After a single exposure to Stan Slap's unique thinking, we asked him to join our board of directors. His company's solutions stick. They immediately entered the pulse and bloodstream of this company.
Kris McDivitt

President, Patagonia

I had to experience it to believe it. Everything we'd heard about SLAP solutions was true; everything we'd hoped they would be, they were. Stan Slap can see leading edge in his rear view mirror.
Jay Margolis

Chief Executive Officer, Esprit

Your strategies may be rocket science.
We're in the rocket fuel business.



Our solutions are delivered as customized consulting services, including comprehensive process that can transform your company into a brand, establish thought leadership credibility and reveal the true state of your internal culture’s willingness to support performance strategies.


Although we are not a training company, we believe in the transfer of competency and provide management development sessions that will help your managers become emotionally committed to your company’s success, show how to gain dependable commitment to any current or future management plan, and allow you to deliver a brandable sales/customer experience.


Our founder/CEO Stan Slap regularly gives keynotes focused on maximizing commitment in manager, employee and customer cultures. His talks are based on the POV, processes and results that the SLAP company really achieves. Stan is also the New York Times bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Conference Room B and Under the Hood, which mine the path to Manager and Employee commitment, respectively. Stay tuned for Stan’s third book, The Hungry and the Hunted, which sheds much needed light on how to activate your Customer Culture.

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