150 results for tag: corporate culture


The Cost of Silence

The role of employee voice in organizations – whether in the form of work-related complaints, participating in decision making, contributing new ideas, or providing feedback – has been topic of discussion and debate for over 200 years. The industrial ...
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4 Ways to Create a Workplace Environment that Breeds Greatness

Check out the latest news reports from Wall Street and the focus is almost always on profits and losses. How much is the market up or down? Which corporation made how much money this quarter? But in recent years, some CEOs have begun to rethink the idea ...
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Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

Technology has impacted our workplaces in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. We feel "highly connected." But are we, really? Instead of strong bonds, we have weak ties. Instead of productive meetings, we have distractions. Despite the illusion of ...
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How to Interview Your Candidates for Culture Fit

Don't. I'm about to make a statement for which I’ll take endless grief. You may vehemently disagree and I can understand that. But I'm compelled to share my conclusion, after 25 years in executive search and building four companies. Here it ...
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Digital Transformation: Why We Could Be in Trouble

Let’s be clear, transformation is not new. We have been transforming since time began. What is new is the rate and breadth of transformation that digital technology brings with it. And that is where, I think, we could have a potentially serious problem...
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What Does Culture Say About Leadership?

“All education is directed toward prompt obedience to authority, stout endurance of hardship, and victory or death in battle…They always go without a shirt, receiving one garment for a year, and their bodies are unwashed…The boys steal whatever they can ...
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Are You Driving Customer Success?

Many companies claim to be "customer focused," but translating that declaration into action is very difficult. Traditional silos for marketing, sales, operations, finance, and human resources can impede any effort to build a customer-focused culture. But a ...
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Employee Motivation Tips That Lead to Growth

We all tend to do our best at work when we experience encouragement from our superiors. Direct managers or supervisors are usually the most influential in this regard. However, many small businesses don't have the benefit of larger department structures. So, ...
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The Power of Your Point of No Return

"Such a great potential! But he hasn't suffered enough yet." This is a conclusion that my friend Maurice and I would sometimes draw after meeting some people who gravitate around us. You know, those sincere people who are full of good will, who believe in ...
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Have You Engaged Both the Hearts & Minds of Your Team?

With all eyes on the bottom line, many leaders simply don’t see the value of truly engaging team members. For organizations like these, clear goals and strong accountability are the keys to success. While I’m a big fan of clear goals and strong account...
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Alive at Work: Activating the Emotions of an Agile Culture

Seventy percent of workers report that they are not engaged in their work, and 80% of employees feel that they cannot be their best at work. Why do most people feel the need to shut themselves off at work? Part of it is our biology. Do you want to tap into ...
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When Delivering Hard-to-Hear Feedback, Context is Everything

One of the most difficult challenges that managers face is providing feedback to their employees or team members. Indeed, the annual review is often one of the most dreaded times of year for managers and employees alike. I don’t think anyone truly likes to ...
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