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Corporate Culture

Take off the Corporate Kevlar

Janine Garner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

There is a general perception in business that vulnerability in any form automatically equals weakness. Think about it; when was the last time you allowed yourself to be, well, you, in a corporate or business environment?

Get Bigger, Not Dumber: Tips to Grow Output instead of Bureaucracy

Edward Muzio | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Small organizations and startups proudly tout their size, they boast about how they're more nimble, and they decry the evils of their large, monolithic counterparts.

Build Loyalty -- The Cost -- $00.00

David Kanegis | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
David Kanegis

Remember your customers are humans just like you. They want the most and the best for what they are paying. Within the bounds of your bottom line -- give it to them.

Do We Treat Our Co-Workers the Way We Like to Be Treated?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Sweta Saraogi

Why can't we have more leaders who understand that power expands the moment it's shared, and who choose to leverage their individual leadership for collective progress?

Creating a Great Corporate Culture: Inside The Offices of Mulesoft

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

MuleSoft is another organization that was recently ranked by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work in America and they have also won plenty of other awards for being a great place to work.

What's Does Your Corporate Culture Look Like?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this video, I talk about corporate culture while visiting Mulesoft in San Francisco. They were recently ranked as one of the "Best Places to Work" ...

Reinforce Your Company Values Through All Five Senses

Casey Wright | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Casey Wright

Company culture is a sensory experience that works best when it is reinforced through all five senses all day long. When you commit to making your employees see, hear, smell, taste, and feel your company's values, the big stuff takes care of itself.

The Daily Innovator: The Four Innovation Practices That Matter

Amy Radin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

We all know that innovation is easy to talk about, hard to deliver. But what it takes to move from hype, to execution, to real results comes down to just four basic practices.

Detectives, Students and Explorers: Seizing the Opportunity to Reinvent the Future of Work

Great Work Cultures | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The reigning idea of having a "good job" is the legacy of the industrial revolution(s) and was a relatively stable concept for about a hundred years. That age is over. The order and systems that we've based our expectations and plans upon have changed.

Process for the Sake of the Process: Another Stupid Business Trick

Laura Stack | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

Sure, we need people to handle the details and make sure the workflow process works smoothly. The problem emerges when they become interested in the process for its own sake, rather than as a productivity tool.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fenwick Huss | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Fenwick Huss

The social contract of doing right by others extends past our individual actions to embrace how businesses behave in their communities, beyond the bottom dollar.

The Real Barriers to Nurturing Emotionally Engaged Employees

Anneliza Humlen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Anneliza Humlen

Discussions regarding employee engagement must evolve beyond the narrow focus of how employees need to change. And instead, expand discussion to include greater focus on an organization's commitment (or lack thereof), to facilitate employee engagement opportunity.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

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.

Why I Stopped Defining Someone Else's Version of Success

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

I choose success defined on my own terms, where I determine what's valuable to me, certain that I'm headed on the right journey, in control and doing what I love most.

15 Tricks to Appear Smart in Email

Sarah Cooper | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Your email writing, sending and ignoring skills are just as important as your nodding skills, and even more important than your copying and pasting skills. Here are 15 email tricks that will make you appear smart, passionate, dedicated and most of all, smart.

Would You Live Life Differently If You Knew You Were Going to Die?

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

The other day, I started watching Breaking Bad. I realize I'm one of the last people on earth to see the ratings giant but I found one character fascinating.

The Daily Innovator (sm): Ready for Your Next Act?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

One day last month The Huffington Post announced that it recorded a record 115 million unique visitors in August. To Arianna Huffington we say two...

5 Myths Women Are Told About The Workplace

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

I got to a really good place in my career. And then, reality set in. I plateaued, I had no personal life and I was exhausted by the late hours and the daily grind of navigating corporate culture.

This Company Is Taking A Radical Approach To Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Most of the American workforce has been conditioned to feel guilty about asking the boss for time off - whether for a vacation, a doctor's visit, or t...

10 Tips for Listening to Your Coworkers While Still Ignoring Them

Sarah Cooper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

One of my coworkers came to me the other day and said something about how they were feeling or something, I can't remember exactly what. The point is, listening to your coworkers is hard.

No More Phones in Meetings?

Erin Donley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.

How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

How to bring about organizational change is one of the chief challenges of my own consulting clients, so I sat down with Jake Jacobs recently to get his take on how to be an effective change agent, and how to facilitate positive organizational change.

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

Geoff McDonald | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff McDonald

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.

Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

For the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, and video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.