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Corporate Culture

Corporate Leaders Must Remove Fear Factor from the Workplace

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

Emotional intelligence is the bedrock of civil discourse not only within corporations, but throughout society.

The Delusion of Corporate Culture

Jeff Schmitt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Jeff Schmitt

You see, I don't put much stock in culture these days. Maybe that's because it's so ingrained that I don't notice it anymore. Or, maybe it's because culture is all hype. Don't believe me. Look around your office.

Interview With a Philosopher: A Conversation With Keith Wyma and Tobin Senefeld on Goldman Sachs

Tom Morris | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Tom Morris

If Aristotle ran Goldman Sachs, what sort of press do you think the company would be getting these days? How would employees, past and present, describe their culture?

"Rushing" to Judgment: What Responsibility Do Advertisers Have for Civility?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

Too few companies take responsibility for the potential role they can have in shaping the culture of America. They may value the values inside their companies, but they do not put their values-in-action outside of their companies to influence America.

Culture of Predation: That Goldman Sachs Exposé Barely Scratches the Surface

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week people have been buzzing about Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith's high-profile resignation from Goldman and his description of the way tha...

Is Play Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

This is a big week for KaBOOM! The whole team of Boomers -- what we call ourselves -- is gathering for our annual retreat, otherwise known as Play Academy. For us, instilling a sense of play into the organization helps energize Boomers and keeps us focused on our mission.

The Top 10 Ways to Become Truly Social

Dov Seidman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Dov Seidman

If we continue to act in a socially uninformed and uninspired manner, some of our new social enterprises may suffer the same fate that took down so many e-businesses at the beginning of this century.

A Final Farewell to Ladies Who Lunch

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.25.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Are we still reacting against the "ladies who lunch" stereotype in an effort to demonstrate to our male colleagues just how seriously we take our jobs?

Corporate Campuses

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.09.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

The astounding rise in the salaries of college and university presidents symbolizes a disturbing transformation of the university, a transformation that underscores a shift in our cultural values.

Is Your Company a Soul Sink?

Gary Rich | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Gary Rich

A company can be as clinically depressed as a person -- and such a feeling pervades everyone and seeps into the company's product. It's a leader's job to set the atmosphere for their organization.

Winter Break

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.25.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

When I began professing in 1980, there seemed to be more time to teach. We had the same 15-week semesters, but my courses were much more demanding, for both me as well as for my students. Something has changed in higher education.

Joe Paterno and the Corporate Contours of University Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.11.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

If you look beyond the salacious headlines it is clear that the Penn State scandal is a symptom of the scourge of big money and corporate culture that have infected the social life of our universities.

Groupon Sales Staff Morale Slips

Keith Ecker | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

Chicago's start-up darling Groupon just can't get a break. The granddaddy of daily deals has been getting slapped around by the media ever since it announced its IPO intentions.

Meg Whitman Takes Charge to Help HP Find Its Way

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

If more women like Whitman, actually reach out and grab such a high profile job like CEO of HP then perhaps we are actually moving toward equality in the corporate (boy scout) world.

Why You Should Question Your Culture

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The truth is that most leaders don't know how to develop a useful picture of their organization's culture, which is why they resort to platitudes.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Unorthodox Offices

Adel Zakout | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Adel Zakout

As an architect, I'm always concerned that architecture is too clumsy to keep up with modern society--whose reflection, ideally, architectural design should be. However, my article today is about one of those thrilling situations where design is not only emphatic towards society but also becomes a catalyst for social processes;

Hire Up for Your 'Higher Up'

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

If you don't have people in your life that you regularly feel encouraged, empowered and inspired by, then it's time to "hire up." Seek out friends that will engage, challenge and inspire you on a regular basis.

Why We Need Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Wilder's The Apartment More Now than Ever

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Perhaps this morality tale will cheer up a few folks who are out of work in the big city...things could be worse, you could still be working for some schmuck, dating some jerk, serving the corporate beast.

All Businesses Should Have a Public Purpose, Not Just 'B-Corps'

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

A distinct charter for the companies who think systematically about the social and environmental impacts of their decisions sends the wrong message. We need all businesses to operate that way. Nothing less will do.

The Dangers of Deference

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If senior executives can't correct the CEO on a relatively trivial issue, will they speak up on something more substantial?

Corporate Culture Part Two; Creating Your Vision

James M. Lynch | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

Here's my offering to help you create a corporate culture that works, hoping that you will give it serious thought for the sake of your employees.

Prime Leaders: What Sets Them Apart?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my 25 years of working with leaders in many walks of life, including business, technology, sports, and education, I've seen leaders who were absolu...

America Needs Taxes

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

Corporations are allowed to not only avoid paying their fair share to participate in society, but also to spend millions lobbying our leaders to continue avoiding their obligation.

How My Company Hires for Culture First, Skills Second

Alan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Lewis

You can learn a lot more about a person from watching him or her interact with other job applicants and employees.

Women in Business Catch Up After the 'Mancession'

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I'm hoping that women will not just be the new men, and suffer from the same maladies and limitations. I'll be looking for women to create the "new business culture" that every worker wants.