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Organizational Culture

The Three Pillars of a Catalytic Leader Per Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

George Bradt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
George Bradt

In his new book, "The Open Organization", Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst makes the case for catalytic leadership. Managers direct. Leaders inspire and ena...

Practice These Phrases to Keep Yourself from Lying

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Whether you use "I don't know" or "I can't say," be ready: what happens next is... awkwardness. At a minimum, you've just broken the unspoken social norm that conversational questions are to be answered, not avoided.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

What Should Andrew Do?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Andrew got into the office and fired up his laptop. He made himself a coffee and took a deep breath, as he prepared for the day ahead. Andrew joine...

Driven to Succeed

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Dopamine can be highly addictive, and is also released by alcohol, nicotine and gambling. In unhealthy corporate environments or deficient cultures, we can get addicted to performance and ignore the rules to ensure we achieve the next hit.

Recalibrating Purpose

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

In my quest for a goalless life, I have taken the opportunity to recalibrate the purpose of my work and check-in with what I am in service of.

That'll Do, Pig: If You Care About Excellence, Stop Over-Praising

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Spencer Critchley

In a meeting of nonprofit leaders the other day, I heard an executive praise some recent work done by his staff as "amazing" and "incredible." I hear this kind of thing so often that, normally, it hardly registers -- it's become the equivalent of someone saying "thank you."

Redefining Empowerment, Stress, and Hybrid Leadership in Global Organizations

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Mario Martinez

In my clinical and consulting psychology practice, as well as my work with global organizations in five continents and their respective cultures, I have identified operating variables that I believe are essential for sustainable productivity and wellness in the workplace.

Hello, Goodbye: Endings as Positive Opportunities

HopeLab | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

Not all companies make an investment in the human side of endings -- and the results of that are easy to see. The traditional layoff process is largely a legal and transactional affair, full of practices that are well-intentioned but often leave employees feeling startled, hurt and betrayed.

Making Sure the Cup Stays Full at Starbucks: Leveraging Narratives from to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Sophie Sakellariadis

Employee engagement in the retail industry has long been an uphill battle, but Starbucks has been a trailblazer in the field, pioneering generous health benefits, tuition support, and long-term career development programs. But are these efforts paying off?

The 'Do Whatever It Takes' Attitude Gone Wrong

Russ Warner | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Russ Warner

In 2000, KPMG began conducting an annual integrity survey to highlight changes and attitudes in the workplace. Sadly, the survey continues to reveal that in spite of all the transparency demanded by society, it looks like there are many improvements to be made.

Does Your Brand Fit Like Cinderella's Glass Slipper?

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

There is an enormous gap between the promise in the marketing message and the actual product or service delivered. I believe the key to solving this problem is going back to leadership and corporate culture.

The Transformation of T-Mobile: Re-engineering HR for the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It is rare to talk to such a large organization that has literally re-invented the HR function and what it means to work there. So take a moment to listen to this exciting podcast with Ben Bratt at T-Mobile.

The Office Can Be as Hostile as the Hood

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received over 33,000 race discrimination claims nationwide in 2012 and again in 2013, an average of 92 claims a day. It is estimated that black Americans lose over $120 billion in wages each year do to labor market discrimination.

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.

Do People Want to Work At Your Company or Do They Need to Work There?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
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.

What Difference Does a $70,000 'Minimum Wage' Make?

Eryc Eyl | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

By the end of this year, no Gravity Payments employee will make less than $50,000 per year, and by the end of 2017, that number will be $70,000. While there's no doubt that there will be unintended consequences of this bold move, it's important to workers everywhere for a number of reasons.

Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones.

Why Failure Is Your Best Competitive Advantage

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In part 1, I will explore why failure can be a powerful competitive advantage, and in part 2, I will explore how to leverage failure as a competitive advantage.

Remembering Einstein on His Birthday: Welcoming Different Perspectives

Great Work Cultures | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Saturday, March 14, would have been Einstein's birthday. Looking through my Dad's stuff, I came across this photo, which reminded me of all the happy...

The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

It's time to change the way we work.I don't mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I'm talking about integrating purpose into the workplace.

Nonprofit Leadership: Smooth Successions and Successful Starts

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

In today's society, nonprofit organizations play an invaluable role, providing critical services to some of our country's and world's most vulnerable individuals and driving real, positive impact.

A Secret Strategy for New Professionals That Want to Drive Change

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Courtney O'Connell

Almost every time I give a keynote on innovation, I am asked by a new professional (or two, or three..) about how they can go about driving change in their organization from the "bottom of the totem pole." The secret to accomplishing leadership from an entry or mid-level position can often be found in the "unwanted" tasks.

7 Steps to Achieve a Transparent Culture

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
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.

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

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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.