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Corporate Culture

Abolish Bureaucracy and Count Real Output

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Wait a minute -- Consultant Brain cries -- I know this! It's bureaucracy. It's that form you're required to submit, to indicate that you're already doing what you're already doing.

These 10 Office Phrases Need To Die A Swift Death

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business

CNBC: Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. These include "think outs...

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

Michael Moore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Moore

The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car.

Warning: Your Workplace Can Improve By Adding Joy. Yes, I said Joy

Guy Kawasaki | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Guy Kawasaki

Tear down towers of knowledge. One person shouldn't be so integral to your organization that they can't go on vacation or has to be on-call all the time. While these could seem like job security, ultimately, it's too much pressure on one person and the infrastructure.

WATCH: The Phrase Arianna Wants To Ban From Corporate America

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg recently took on a new crusade to ban using the word "bossy" to describe an ambitious woman who wants to be a leader....

In Defense of Public Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Given the pervasiveness of privatization, we need to ask some difficult questions about its human costs.

An Easy Trick To Figure Out If A Company Has Secrets To Hide

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

People tend to skedaddle out of town whenever they smell trouble. Apparently, companies do the same thing. Companies that schedule annual sharehold...

How Getting Laid Off Led Me to Follow My Dream

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Michelle Shemilt

I was interested in my job but not inspired by it. I made a good paycheck but was not passionate. I filled a position but not a purpose.

The Career Lessons I'd Like To Give My 20-Something Self

Julianna Richter | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Julianna Richter

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination." I believe the same can be said for our work life so make it the best journey it can be.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Millennial Talent

Monique LeFors Edmondson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Monique LeFors Edmondson

How do I work with the millennial generation? Can they really add value in this enterprise environment? Are they only going to stay for a short time and then leave? These are questions I hear time and again. My answer is always a resounding "YES!"

Persistent, Resilient, or Stupid?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Margery Leveen Sher

How about, after 25 years of this angst, companies finally get serious about having a real goal of work-life balance success for their employees? After all, satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, right?

11 Ways Women (and Men) are Changing Workplace Values

Dana Theus | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Dana Theus

Reframe today's workplace through these eleven lenses, and watch employee satisfaction in your workplace, and life satisfaction in your sphere of influence, go up.

JC Penney, Your "Tagline" Is Inside Out

Stephanie Michele | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

When I first heard JCPenney's new tagline "When it Fits, You Feel it," I was reminded of why I don't "fit" JCPenney. It is the same reason why I b...

The Four Tenets of Individual Courage

Jonny Bentwood | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Jonny Bentwood

It is the duality of individual-initiated and business-led courage that creates an optimal formula for progress. The courage to identify a pivot, and the freedom to be able to see that change through, is what's required to show up differently. And if you're lucky, like I am, that is exactly the culture of the company you work for. If you have that freedom, here are my recommendations to be courageous within it.

Storytime in Corporate America

Jeb Harrison | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Jeb Harrison

The other day I responded to a want ad for a "storyteller," and, since having returned to freelance writing after a long career on both the agency and client side, I thought I would investigate. Here's my story.

If You Feed Them, They Will Come. Creating a Successful Employee Culture.

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Dayna Steele

When is the last time you reviewed how your management team is treating employees?

The Talk of My Life: How Stories Can Transform Us and How We Do Business

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

That's why I've become so fascinated by the power that stories, not speeches, can bring to the workplace. The Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner said, "Every great leader is a great storyteller," and I've come to realize how true this is.

Corporate America Vs. Entrepreneurship? Which Path is Right for You?

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

Always remember, choosing your path, whether corporate or entrepreneurial, is not a popularity contest. It is instead, a life-long decision that has a significant effect on both your personal and professional lives.

What Really Matters

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

How we treat people matters. No one should be paid too little to live on. No one should risk losing everything, living in misery or dying unnecessarily because of a lack of affordable medical treatment.

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Seeking Better Returns: Staying True to 'Corporate Character' Means Realizing That Trust Is Not Transactional

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

We are moving deeper into an era when consumers have unprecedented visibility into shop floors and board rooms, and that gives new relevance to a time-honored truth: Trust is not transactional.

Please Stay, Christine Day!

Julie Buckner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Julie Buckner

lululemon, please bring back Christine Day! Ms. Day, 51, who announced in June that she'd be stepping down as soon as a successor was named, is still acting in her capacity as CEO. But she's been rather quiet lately.

Why Should Companies and Employees Have Shared Values?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Scott MacFarland

The brand starts with the employees, which are the catalysts for a healthy company. What they say, how they act, how they talk to customers, and more importantly, how they buy into the company value system is critical.

The New Non-Profit

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

Adapting and applying market based strategies for the non-profit sector would allow non-profits to potentially generate enough income to stabilize their core administrative needs. This would allow them to utilize revenue.

A Baseball Lesson in Building Culture and Managing Talent

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports
Dov Seidman

In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers, and leaders of all organizations.