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Corporate Culture

The Myth and Reality of Your Organization's Culture

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Johnson & Johnson became the text-book example for how to respond in a crisis with its handling of the Tylenol crisis after a brand manager--not the CEO--made the decision to pull its product from the shelves. The right culture leads to tangible results.

Growth Can Be a Killer

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Growth is good and should be the ultimate goal of just about every company. "Build it and they will come" to your corporate field of dreams. Just be careful that you know how to keep the weeds out.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Are You a Dodo or a Coyote? Your Answer Changes Everything

Randy Pennington | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Your long-term success will quite possibly come down to how you answer one question.

Stunning Conversation on the Power of Story

Lisa Bloom | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Bloom

So many people talk about the power of story, how important it is to tell a story is you want to have impact, make a difference....but how? Here's an excerpt from a conversation on story that answers the most common questions on HOW to do story.

Stop Hating Work

Nate Hanson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Nate Hanson

We are all too familiar with the sinking feeling of Sunday evening. After indulging in a life-giving weekend full of things we love, we are now hours away from reentering the corporate race. When did it all go so wrong?

The Amazon Fiasco: 4 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Alex Budak | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

While it's easy to simply give in to our lizard brain and either reactively grumble and moan or instinctively defend hard-charging corporate culture, moments like these provide a chance for us to reflect on our own leadership values.

How to Operationalize Your Women's Leadership Strategy

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

For your Integrated Women's Leadership Strategy to succeed, you need to engage the Four Most Important Business Functions to operationalize and execute the plan with a sense of urgency.

Changing to Hit a Moving Target

Randy Pennington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Every leader has, at some point, felt that everything is harder than it should be. Maybe the team is stressed from pushing itself harder than normal. Perhaps open communication has been compromised due to perceptions about motives or intent.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

Fostering Innovation: Mars Drinks' Coffee Shop Culture

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This month's content on the future of work was made possible by my friends at Work Market. Work Market is a freelance management system that brings fr...

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

What Is an Employee?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future in 5, I talk about what an employee is. This is a very basic, simple concept that many of us do not pay attention to even though it is a part of our daily lives.

In dialogue With Jack and Suzy Welch (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Sharad Khare

While at a conference of over 4000 delegates and hundreds of dynamic speakers and presenters, there were two keynotes that everyone was waiting for on the main stage. Jack and Suzy Welch not only had presence, but an abundance of relevance to everyone that watched them on that stage.

5 Outdated Workplace Practices

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future In 5 I wanted to talk about the five workplace practices that are completely out-of-date. They are 1) hierarchy, 2) working...

4 Steps to Making Mindfulness Work in Business

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Mindfulness is trending in the business world, but that doesn't mean every manager has bought in. The biggest obstacle to changing corporate culture is getting leaders to see the value of such programs. I know about this challenge first-hand, as we recently added a new global mindfulness program at SAP.

Lessons on Building Company Culture from the Chicago Blackhawks

JD Gershbein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
JD Gershbein

Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams.

Way To Go Liz Dolan!

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Keven Bellows

In the June 18th issue of Fortune magazine, Liz Dolan, CMO of Fox International Channels, publicly resigned from the board of QuickSilver,Inc. because...

Women in the Workplace: The One Thing Companies Can Do to Retain Female Employees (And it Doesn't Cost a Dime!)

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

When it comes to Work-Life balance, few topics are more divisive among employees and management than the issue of workplace flexibility, especially if you are a Mom (or Dad) trying to juggle the pressures of parenting and want to move up the ranks to an Executive.

Is Culture of Overwork Behind Women's Stalled Advancement?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

The speculated reason why fewer women than men reach the leadership ranks has changed over time. From the early to mid-1990s, most explanations for the discrepancy at the top pointed to sexism and sexual harassment of women, according to research from Harvard Business School (HBS).

Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Innovation

Deb Owen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Deb Owen

Innovation. As a key to competitiveness, everyone is seeking it. Following the typical business- mindset, most search for the process, the seven easy steps to follow, to create innovation that has the greatest impact.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 43: The #1 Thing Your Business Should Do For The Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I always ask organizations why they do certain things ─ why they offer certain perks, why they create open office space, what they think about when it comes to the future of work.

America's Competition Fetish Kills Creativity and Produces Human Sheep

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

In the view of Margaret Heffernan, author of A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn't Everything, and How We Do Better, teaching competition from the earliest years produces adults who fail at creative thinking and generates a society where cheating is incentivized and people never learn to collaborate. In the following interview, she explains why this failure puts us all at risk.

Three Ways to Restore Human Value in Corporate Cultures

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

In most companies today, the focus of attitudes, language and behavior is on task excellence and achieving results. This is necessary, but insufficient.

Slow Down to Go Fast

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday.