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Intrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I only hire intrepreneurs. They fit our high-growth, fast paced environment and they're the only people I like working with. If you're a "I just want a job and a salary and don't want to rock the boat or do anything remotely risky or brave'" person, then it ain't going to work.

6 Tips to Build Company Culture

David Finkel | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
David Finkel

One way to think about culture is it is the invisible hand that shapes your team's behaviors when no one is looking. Here are six tips to help you and your leadership team establish and reinforce your company culture.

Do People Want to Work At Your Company or Do They Need to Work There?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Companies as we know them today were largely started from and based on two entities. The Hudson's Bay Company was into the business of fur trading and was founded in 1602. It grew to around 1,500 employees.

Mentoring Culture is Good for Business

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

Experiential learning is where it's at. It's one thing to hear about the world of work, it's another thing to be swimming without a life vest in what feels like shark infested waters.

Timothy Stenovec

One Huge Reason For Netflix's Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.03.2015 | Technology

If you’re one of the many Americans toiling away at a huge corporation, here are some things you’re probably familiar with: tracking vacation days...

7 Steps to Achieve a Transparent Culture

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Transparency promises to vanquish backroom chicanery, dispel fear and expunge the value of lying. Savvy organizations scheme to make transparency part of their game plan for transparency is the cornerstone of trust.

Cautious Criticism: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Laura Stack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

No matter how talented you are, no matter how popular or dedicated, all it takes is one poorly worded comment or complaint spoken in the wrong place or to the wrong person to torpedo your job.

3 Unshakable Laws of Systems That Actually Work in Your Business

David Finkel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Too many business owners simply hand their team ready made systems to which their team had little input. To your team it can feel like they have no control nor say in the matter. 'Thou shalt follow this system as prescribed!'

How Focused Are You on the Big Rocks

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Understanding how the world of work is changing and what trends are shaping the future of work is only a part of what organizations need to focus on. Of course, to take this to the next level some kind of action needs to take place.

Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

The Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to Brave

Mona Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Mona Patel

A blame company culture chips away at employee morale, wastes precious resources and suppresses employees' innovative, proactive mindsets.

Who Owns the Culture? The Chief Executive

Terri Wallin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

For the organization at large, it is the chief executive who owns the culture. The larger the organization, the more cultures multiply. From department to department, cultures can be quite different, depending on the department leader. In any case, the leader of the organization ultimately owns the organizational culture.

3 Things Orgs Can Learn From How History's Biggest Thinkers Spent Their Days

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

We often benchmark companies to learn best practices, but in people management, we rarely benchmark our practices by looking at high-performing individuals.

How to Lead Big Change in a 100-Year-Old Organization

Laura Garnett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Laura Garnett

When Beth Ann Kaminkow was named CEO of TracyLocke, a 100-year-old creative agency that is a subsidiary of Omnicom, she found herself at the helm of a...

Is There Such a Thing as Pre-Innovation?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

There is a lot to say about innovation management these days. Pretty much everywhere you turn, someone is writing about how innovation is, or is not b...

Quality of Life Is The New Money

Debbie Robins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

If you want to align the behavioral patterns of your organization so they actually mirror your vision and value statements, culture is the key.

The Four Tenets of Individual Courage

Jonny Bentwood | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Jonny Bentwood

It is the duality of individual-initiated and business-led courage that creates an optimal formula for progress. The courage to identify a pivot, and the freedom to be able to see that change through, is what's required to show up differently. And if you're lucky, like I am, that is exactly the culture of the company you work for. If you have that freedom, here are my recommendations to be courageous within it.

How Businesses Hinder Innovation

James C. Gibson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

Owners and managers may not realize that only they can be a catalyst towards innovation within a company. These factors can hinder not only innovation, but also employee leadership, and accuracy of projects.

Would You Play Golf On a Weekday Afternoon?

Karen Firestone | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

My reluctance to leave the office led me to question why there were so few working women on the golf course -- so few that we apparently look like retirees to our brothers!

Marketers Don't Do Tolerance

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jim Joseph

Tolerance implies that we learn to put up with it. Against our better judgment and against what we would normally do, we're just going to keep our mouths shut and deal with it.

Culture Is Key to Innovation

Joseph Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In today's workplace, the need to invest in culture is paramount.

Why Should Companies and Employees Have Shared Values?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Scott MacFarland

The brand starts with the employees, which are the catalysts for a healthy company. What they say, how they act, how they talk to customers, and more importantly, how they buy into the company value system is critical.

Stop Building a Business -- Start Building a Culture

Alba M. Alemán | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alba M. Alemán

Things like values, culture, vision, discipline, a well-articulated plan, and traditions are important aspects of building a business that often get lost in the shuffle or replaced by much more exciting things, often known as distractions.

Collective Leadership: Transforming the Workplace for the 21st Century

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business
Marion Chamberlain

Corporate leaders have come to realize that titles and hierarchies can hinder company growth and competitiveness. Additionally, a younger generation of employees might not be as enticed to follow a corporate career ladder path.

Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned'

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Clearly failure is a universal experience. Yet the stories illustrated that how a person responds to failure says much more about him or her than the failure itself.