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Organizational Culture

How Do You Work Best?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When do you work best? Is it between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? Or do you perhaps have the clearest head at 7 a.m. and trouble focusing in the afternoon? Is it only on Monday through Friday? Or do you sometimes struggle to think straight on Mondays, but have great ideas on Saturdays?

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

Don't Fix Management; Replace It

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Some of us took advantage of that freedom and blew off some of our classes or even entire courses. But most of us learned how to make the choices that gave us both a good time and a good education.

Can an Established Nonprofit Still Be Innovative?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?

It's Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

The power of storytellers sharing their lives with the audience cannot be underestimated. The same power can be brought to your business with corporate storytelling.

Helloooooooooooooo STRATEGY

Sylvana Storey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Do the behaviours that are visible in the culture lead us towards achieving the organisations objectives, serving its purpose, living our values and enhancing our ways of working?

Organizational Excellence Is About Being Perfect Together

Great Work Cultures | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When organizations work well, they allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That's because they can be powerful vehicles for combining our strengths in a way that makes the whole far greater than the sum of the parts.

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Who Owns the Culture? The Chief Executive

Terri Wallin | Posted 07.24.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

For the organization at large, it is the chief executive who owns the culture. The larger the organization, the more cultures multiply. From department to department, cultures can be quite different, depending on the department leader. In any case, the leader of the organization ultimately owns the organizational culture.

Do You Have a Culture-Killing Virus?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Influenza pandemics occur when a new strain of a virus is transmitted from an animal to a human. A pig has a novel strain of a virus and someone in co...

Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

People don't participate because they are going to get another 20 percent boost in salary. They participate because they want to work on something exciting and meaningful in a bigger way to the organization.

Overcome Obstacles for Change

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

We've all heard the saying (or myth): People resist change. Of course, the main task of many leaders is to bring about change -- sometimes unpopular y...

A Salesman's Secret Weapon

James C. Gibson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Small Business
James C. Gibson

Continue to build passion and company pride, because if you are not sure why you like your company how can you sell its products or services?

Your Company's 'Cardiovascular' System: How Healthy Is It?

Ray Gagnon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Just as your arteries bring life-giving blood to all parts of your body, so too does your meeting system channel the communication of ideas, solutions, decisions, and so on, that enable your business to run.

Leadership and the Apology

Terry Newell | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

National political figures have been doing a lot of apologizing recently. In October, President Obama apologized for the disastrous roll-out of the he...

Being a Good Manager: Overcoming 5 Common Myths

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Sara Gershfeld

Especially for individuals who have started a business and end up hiring employees and becoming managers, here are five simple myths of managing that will help you turn around the way that you supervise your employees.

How to Convert Values to Action: Design the Right Game

Spencer Critchley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Spencer Critchley

These are rules for a better game, and they're likely to produce better behavior. I believe many organizations would be far better off if they simply (that's not to say easily) took a hard look at the game they're playing now, and changed the rules to ones like these.

On My Watch, Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience

Stephenie Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stephenie Foster

In April 2012, Martha Johnson resigned in a very public way from her Senate-confirmed position as Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration. But her new book, On My Watch, isn't a Washington tell-all.

Chief Culture Officer Buys Success

Debbie Robins | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Debbie Robins

My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.

The $90 Million Mindset: An Offshoring Success Story

Shayne Hughes | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

No matter how brilliant a strategy, if the people involved aren't committed, it will never take off.

Inside/Out Innovation

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

If you work in an organization that wants to establish a sustainable culture of innovation -- you have two basic choices: outside/in or inside/out.

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

Anthony Tjan | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Anthony Tjan

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies' products and services, so much?

Global Strategy in Uncertain Environments

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

One of the most frequent questions that we are being asked by clients is this one: In a world that is constantly changing how do we expand and enter new markets?

Leading Through Tragedy

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 06.29.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

A heavyhearted community is best cared for by a heavyhearted leader. This takes energy, attention, and compassion. Sometimes we feel that we cannot bear the great weight this task places upon us.Even as we embody this heavy emotional weight, we too are sustained by the community we strive to support.

Why School Culture Matters, and How to Improve It

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Obviously, school leaders can't always mimic businesses -- but they can learn from them. When business leaders teach principals the skills that they use to build a strong organizational culture, school leaders can completely transform their schools.