129 results for tag: corporate culture


Feedback Phobia: Take the First Step

A month ago, I encouraged you to attend the Master Class led by Todd Davis, Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey. It was totally no surprise that member feedback on the session was quite positive. Here's a sample: “Great review of true leadership....
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5 Ways to Build a High-Performing Team

Meshing diverse working styles and personalities harmoniously on a team can be tricky. It takes time to build the right team for the job. But it isn't just about picking the right people. Building an interdependent team means relying on each other's special...
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Innovation isn’t About Strategy, it’s About Culture

If you are not focused on creating a startup culture that inspires innovation, you could get stuck in the present, soon to be past. “When strategy and culture collide, culture will win.” 1 Innovation is one of the most important growth engines. ...
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Confession – I Was a Benevolent Dictator

I thought the job of a leader was to be directive – i.e. to tell her/his staff what to do. I loved my staff!  I wanted the very best for them. I wanted to do everything I could to help them win! My strategy for their development as leaders was for them ...
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Conflict Management Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace

Some topics need to be argued out, and disagreements can actually strengthen a relationship. Your organization may also face conflicts. Anytime a group of people comes together, there will likely be some level of differing opinions. Therefore managing ...
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How U2′s Extraordinary Team Culture Helps the Band Thrive

Recently, U2 releases its 14th studio album, “Songs of Experience.”  The band has had a phenomenal run since it came together in the mid-1970s. U2 is comprised of four band members: lead singer Bono, lead guitar player “Edge,” bass guitar player Adam ...
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Leaders, Do You Seek What’s Being Hidden From You?

Since I started my business career, I have been fortunate to work for several large companies. I have experienced many times my manager wanting to "fix" something before the higher level executive found out what was happening. But, is the ‘hiding’ good ...
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How Employee Turnover Can be a Source of Long-Term Strength

In the unrelenting "War for Talent" there is a bit of good news…. your departing staffers may become a source of new networks and competitive intelligence for you. Given the effort and expense in recruiting, identifying and hiring talent, organizations...
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Culture’s Impact on Successful Change

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast." By now we've all heard that famous quote attributed to Peter Drucker and have come to recognize its validity. To grasp the powerful connection between culture and strategy, think no further than your last change ...
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Forget Your Dream Job

It's all about the company. A recent study by Lucy English shows dream companies hold the secret to workplace happiness. Lucy, a sociologist and expert in the area of strategic human capital management, joined Tony Vlahos, Host of ExecuNet Master Class to ...
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5 Things You Should Do to Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out? If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. That's a problem.  Unhappy workers are less productive, make more mistakes, and are more likely to seek employment elsewhere. Work culture ...
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Why We Loathe Leadership Training

It's more important for success than strategy, technology, and even products. The only way for an organization to survive and thrive long-term:  the ability to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis. But how?  Of all the things we do to ...
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