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Organizational Culture

How to Create a Company Culture of Communication

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Do people in your company feel heard? Are leaders within the company open to new ideas? Is it acceptable for everyone within the company to come up wi...

Women Are Upgrading the Leadership Rules

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"Leadership is an action, not a position." Donald McGannon If you check the Oxford Dictionary, leadership is defined as "the action of leading a grou...

The Rules Governing Growing And Aging

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Note: For those not initiated in the PAEI and capi concepts, and the lifecycle theory please read: Ichak Kalderon Adizes: Managing Corporate Lifecycle...

The Four Vital Levers to Sell Your Ideas Internally

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

By: Chris White, managing director of the University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizations Photo: Yevhenii Chornii There is a huge opportu...

An Entrepreneurial Read: The Open Organization

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Rosella LaFevre

An open organization is the opposite of the traditional top-down hierarchy; in an open organization, things bubble up from the "bottom" and leadership...

Eliminate Useless Conflicts (How to Start a Fight without Really Trying)

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Edward Muzio

It takes under thirty steps to get from my car to my office building door - fifteen seconds from one place to the other. Even so, during this morning's "walk," I couldn't avoid being confronted with the kind of behavior that inadvertently screws up workplace cultures and renders managers and their groups ineffective.

Culture is the Top Line That Leads to the Bottom Line

Glenn Geffcken | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Glenn Geffcken

When faced with decision-making in business we commonly tend to ask ourselves how our decisions will contribute to the bottom line. This is how we've been conditioned to think and behave in business -- after all profit is the fuel to the engine of subsistence and progress.

It's My Turn, Mom, to Mother You

Rose Stanley | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

As we approach Mother's Day and my mom's years begin to wane, I realize there will come a day when she won't be with us. But, for now, I'm so grateful that she is here and that I have the flexibility I need to be with her as much as I can.

Speaking Up (Not Down): Why Innovation Cultures Can't Afford Your Silence or Negativity

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The old children's fairy tale about the emperor's new clothes still conveys a powerful message - including for adults in the workplace. For those of y...

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

Improve Relationships to Improve the Work

Amanda Richardson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Amanda Richardson

Nobody succeeds alone. Whether it's in sports, business, art or politics, the greatest achievers have one thing in common - strong relationships. It m...

How Red Hat became the world's first billion dollar open source company - An interview with CEO Jim Whitehurst

Craig Dowden | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Craig Dowden

Many corporate cultures still conform to the hierarchical command and control management model designed for 20th century business needs. Knowledge wo...

5 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships at Work

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Simone N. Sneed

A strong professional network can have a tremendous impact on your ability to find a new job, receive great recommendations and move up the ladder. But typically, they are referring to your network outside of the office. What about your social network at work?

Be warned, Samie, everyone got their letters yesterday

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I was recently preparing to deliver a large culture change event and a senior manager from the business approached me and said, "I want to warn you, S...

Tiny Victories and the Power of Experiencing Achievement - In Life, At Work and on Your Yoga Mat

Sarah Vaynerman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Sarah Vaynerman

Give yourself a pat on the back. You could be watching a cat video. You could be scrutinizing your ex's new haircut on Facebook. Instead, you made the...

Got a COO?

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III

Some argue that the role of a COO conflicts with the authority of the CEO and creates an unnecessary layer of management. While this argument may have some merit, the CEO is ultimately responsible for ensuring the success of the business. Recent research shows that there is a direct correlation between increased organizational performance and the presence of a COO.

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.

Unconscious Bias -- Making Millions From Theory

Sylvana Storey | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

In management today the term 'Unconscious Bias' (implicit bias) is now mainstream and, as an intervention, unconscious bias training continues a pace ...

The Plan

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Austin Schneider

2015 is nearing a close, and the notion of planning is all around us. Plan your resolutions, plan your budgets, plan your projects.

Leadership Myth Busting

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

In his book, Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer speaks to three pervasive leadership myths that reinforce the status quo that we observe around us. They sound like sensible propositions, but all of them send us in the wrong direction.

Fish Out Of Water: Learning the Codes of a New Environment

Kikanza Nuri-Robins | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Kikanza Nuri-Robins

For a diverse organization to become inclusive, both dominant and non-dominant groups must develop and enhance their code-switching skills.

Oikos: The Origins of Economic Thought

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I wonder, what are the structural issues that lead us to re-enact unhelpful patterns of the past? What is the underlying blind spot that, if illuminated, could help us to see the hidden structures below the waterline?

How Organizational Culture Affects Work-Life Balance

Eryc Eyl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Even when well-meaning employers put programs in place like flexible work arrangements, work-from-home options, and other measures intended to help us live rich, complete lives, those programs often fall short because other elements of the organizational culture.

The Secret to Making Change Stick

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Gina Soleil

It's not about turning people into puppets. Change happens when you respect people for their individual brilliance and value their input along the journey. One thing most people can agree on is that change is hard, uncomfortable and many businesses do it very wrong.

The Future of Leadership

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Developing the new global leaders will take a different type of leadership experience combined with leadership development programs, unlike most of today's corporate learning programs.