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The Nature Of Growth

Glenn Geffcken | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Glenn Geffcken

When a tree grows, its branches extend and widen, the tree becomes taller and its trunk thicker. When our children grow they become taller and stronge...

Building Your Creative Culture

Sophie Andrews | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Sophie Andrews

It is easy to forget that an organisation is set up to do more than just go about its regular activities to achieve set goals and complete its mission statement. But in truth, as we spend 1/3 of our day at work, it is important that we feel comfortable in our work environment and relaxed and motivated by our colleagues.

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Jim Finkelstein

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLS...

Culture is the Top Line That Leads to the Bottom Line

Glenn Geffcken | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Glenn Geffcken

When faced with decision-making in business we commonly tend to ask ourselves how our decisions will contribute to the bottom line. This is how we've been conditioned to think and behave in business -- after all profit is the fuel to the engine of subsistence and progress.

Your Team's Culture Is Alive, And It's Built By You

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Cameron Conaway

Culture is a living, breathing organism. It is different without you and nonexistent without community.

Does Your Company Suffer from Broken Culture Syndrome?

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Natalie Brooke

A disease is threatening the survival of many businesses- both small and large. This illness is known as Broken Culture Syndrome (BCS), and it spread...

The Secret to Conquering Fear in Business

Gina Soleil | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Gina Soleil

When it comes to healthy communication and engagement in business fear is your worst enemy. Fear paralyzes people's ability to do their best work. It has the power to put us in a cage surrounded by a professional life (and personal life) we don't want.

How Culture Impacts Enduring and Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Lisa Colantuono | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Lisa Colantuono

As an agency search consultant, I often get asked, "What wins the pitch?" The simple answer is: chemistry. Strong chemistry between client and agenc...

What Are the Best Practices to Keeping Company Culture Tight-Knit as Business Scales?

Max Yoder | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Max Yoder

I am not as scared this year as I was last year. I know now that we can hire effectively for both performance and culture. I know now that, as this team grows, the culture will change, but not necessarily in a negative way.

Customer Obsession is the New Design

Rich Nadworny | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Rich Nadworny

A lot of designers freaked out when reading that article. But Alex Schleifer, Airbnb's new head of design, started an important conversation even if he didn't quite pull it to its logical conclusion. Let's boil down his argument.

The Myth of the Larger-Than-Life Leader

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.08.2015 | Home

The reverence of Steve Jobs and the narrative of how he founded then resurrected Apple, turning it into one of the most influential companies in the w...

How a City's Business Culture Helps Mold Its Startup Scene

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Shane Paul Neil

By all accounts, 2015 is a strong year for startup companies; I know this first hand, having worked with more than a few. When consumer confidence rises, companies seeking funding to meet those consumer needs rise as well.

Intrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
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 05.20.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.03.2015 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.