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Corporate Culture

Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Brad Harrington

We've been reading and hearing a lot lately about "toxic" work cultures. Starting with Ann Marie Slaughter's New York Times article A Toxic Work Wor...

When Culture Becomes a Strategy for Growth

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

"Strategies are nothing but a guessing game for a future reality we impossibly can predict. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. With the right kind of culture, we can handle anything" my new boss told me.

The Written Word Is No 'Monkey Business'

Ali Ashraf | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Ali Ashraf

Words have a special place in this world. They have tremendous power to implement change; change within ourselves and to the mosaic of life that we see around us. For thousands of years throughout the endearing genesis of human history, the power of linguistics has manifested in mankind's greatest achievements.

Why Women Need To Stick Together At Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business

It's hard to read Maureen Sherry's account of how women were treated at investment bank Bear Stearns. It's almost even more heartbreaking to read how...

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Think Out of the Box!

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

'Think Out of the Box!' implicates that you have ever thought of such a thing like a box existing and to respect it, either because you have ever been...

Buyer Beware: Cultural Fit Can Make or Break a Deal

Matt Gantz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Matt Gantz

Successful acquisitions are not always about forcing a company to fit the acquiring company's mold -- it's a mutual learning opportunity. We aim to answer the question: How do we take the best of both worlds and create something even better?

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, and I Am Noticing It

Annicken R. Day | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka listed eight reasons why he believes that the world as we know it is changing -- and that it is a good thing. His blog has been widely shared, so clearly his message has resonated with many.

Mindfulness Equals Mindless-ness

Andrea Quintero | Posted 12.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Quintero

I've often examined that if we can study our mind -- then we are not the mind. I can further state that if we can still our mind -- we are not our mi...

Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast: And It's Not as Hard to Shape as You Think

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Bryan de Lottinville

More than ever, people are looking for meaning in their work -- but they are less likely to find that meaning in a corporate strategy or vision document. They want to see commitments to positive change in action, and have opportunities to be co-creators of that change.

A Celebration Cocktail Each Executive Should Know How to Mix!

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements--and celebrate often with the people involved.

5 Telltale Signs You Work With a Bunch of Turkeys

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

The corporate culture can be a lot like a holiday gathering: a drama-infused environment where you're subjected to long-winded recaps of the day while witnessing bizarre behaviors. Sure, some seasonal-ish blessings and thanks get sprinkled in the mix, but one thing is for sure: you probably work with a bunch of turkeys.

A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Rachael Ellison, MA

Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook employees-men and women, heterosexual and same sex couples-would be entitled to four months paid parental leave.

Are You in an Accountability Crisis?

Randy Pennington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

The difference between winning and losing in your business probably comes down to a lack of accountability for performance and behavior that delivers consistent results.

How We Can Take #GivingTuesday to the Next Level

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Bryan de Lottinville

It's likely that you - or at least your Twitter feed - noticed that yesterday was #GivingTuesday. This effort first took place in 2012 as a global day...

My Journey Finding Happiness After Leaving My Corporate Job

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

Once upon a time before I became an image consultant and entrepreneur, I worked for several years in the financial services and health care industries...

Tech Overwork Culture is Killing Families

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Psyched in San Francisco

If you or someone you know is caught up in the overwork rat-race, help to spread the word. We need to change the overwork culture from a badge of honor to a marker of imbalance -- if not for ourselves, for our children.

Performance Reviews Would Be Great If...

Randy Pennington | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Saying that few people like performance reviews is a massive understatement. Employees find them painful, at best, and often describe them with words such as demeaning, irrelevant, and disrespectful.

Evolving the Gender Discussion

Carissa Lada | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Carissa Lada

I am a feminist. Of course I believe in gender equality, and equality for all people for that matter. I'm just not so sure we're going to get there if we continue to do only what we're already doing today.

The Chief Social Officer (CSO)

JD Gershbein | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

As social media continues to reshape business models and drive the strategic planning process, new roles within companies are being defined. Corporations that were once reluctant to implement a social media policy now acknowledge its importance.

The Real Reason Your Co-Workers Hate You

Jessica Simko | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Jessica Simko

When you have to spend nine or more hours per day at work, with the same people, it's a given that the experience would be so much better if you actually liked and got along with the people you have to work with -- especially when it comes to your boss. Yet, for most of us there is typically one or more people who are a regular, major, and painful thorn in our sides.

Stewarding the Millennials: From Job Jumpers to Company Committed

Betsie Gambel | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Betsie Gambel

While baby boomers may have stuck with the same job for a lifetime, millennials don't like to sit still. Accustomed to instant gratification with drive up windows, multiple mobile devices and high speed connectivity, they don't like to stay in one place too long. And this attitude has transferred to the workplace.

Clean the Toilet

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

My family and I are huge fans of the international phenomenon we know today as Cirque du Soleil. We are amazed and dazzled with each show and wonder how they can continue to innovate and surprise their audiences time and again.

Is a Lack of Trust Killing Your Culture?

Randy Pennington | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Trust is at the core of every strong relationship, and you can't sustain a culture where everyone is engaged to help you succeed without it.

Benghazi and Your Bottom Line

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

To me, the Benghazi attack has become more than fodder for an ongoing investigation. It has become a cautionary tale for anyone who has ever owned or managed a business.