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Corporate Culture

Women's Advancement: 3 Things Men Aren't Telling Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Why is it so hard for men to have this conversation about female leadership? It's a question that almost answers itself when you scan our current business environment. I would say the main challenge for organizations is that they have not approached women as an "operating priority."

Is Your Culture an Anchor or an Accelerator for Change?

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

A strong, vibrant organizational culture is the ultimate engine for accelerating change and adapting to new opportunities. It can also be an anchor that holds you back and contributes to your downfall.

When It's Time to Ignore Your Boss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When your boss is not looking out for your best interests or the company's, it is time to go "transparent rogue" -- and do the right thing.

Four Ways of Fostering a Less-Than-Toxic Work World

Laura Mather | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Laura Mather

The natural effect of flexible, digital work environments are workdays that go beyond an 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. window. Vacations are critical to employee satisfaction and mitigating burnout.

How Everyone Wins When "We" Comes Before "Me"

Peter Aceto | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

A mentor of mine once said: "You can't be an outlier unless you want to actually turn the tables upside down." It's time the business world turns the tables upside down.

When the Ivory Tower Tilts

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I hope higher education doesn't demise as a result of its corporatization. I hope we don't cover up what needs to be illuminated and corrected. I hope we are wise and committed enough to change what we need to change to ensure that the next generation has a chance to enjoy the benefits of a college experience or education.

Communicate a Bold Choice to Drive Culture Change and Results

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

"The most important business decision we ever made." That's how Carl Sewell, Chairman of the Sewell Automotive Company, describes the decision his company made to be the best.

Amazon and the Warrior Virtues

Tom Morris | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The warrior mindset outside any real battle field easily becomes a cloak for vices to pass as virtues, and the whole environment quickly turns poisonous.

Creating Your Culture: Are You Baking Cookies or Developing Your Secret Sauce?

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Flexible, fun, and relaxed works if you are an Internet company or a hipster design company. It doesn't make sense if you operate a nuclear power plant or hospital.

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

I've learned more about a company's corporate beliefs, heroes and rituals by sitting in on a few casual coffee breaks and lunches than reading all of its corporate mission statements or inspirational posters in the cafeteria.

The Myth and Reality of Your Organization's Culture

Randy Pennington | Posted 09.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 08.25.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.12.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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 07.02.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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...