When "Casual Fridays" took hold in the early nineties with the rise of the tech bubble, Americans, turned the formality dial down from power suits, to business casual, to questionably casual, to downright slovenly, and have left it there ever since.
There are many ways to tell if someone is a great businessperson. But there's another, easier way of establishing whether someone is destined for greatness: You can ask them if they've read the effervescent What Great Brands Do by author and speaker Denise Lee Yohn.
Make stories part of your culture -- and more than that, the integrity of your culture. All-hands meetings can be pivotal here. Stories are often the best way to relate how a company is doing, what people are doing well, and what they could be doing better.
In what appears to be an unnecessary conclusion, the former Burger King employee added, "Don't worry about writing me a reference. I don't need references (especially from Burger King) where I'm heading to (law school). So, consider our bridges burnt."
For a company whose vision is "to elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness," I'd say they need to start doing a hell of a lot better job. Can the new CEO do it with Chip Wilson still in the background pulling the strings?
For all the genuinely positive energy that exists on Lulu's retail floors, an equally disturbing culture festers at the top and perpetuates a discourse with far more damaging implications than pilling capris.
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.