145 results for tag: corporate culture


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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The Story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

Recently I told a group of leadership executives a simple but meaningful story that you may have heard before. It’s the story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Here's the story, titled “Whose Job is it, Anyway?” This is a ...
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Top Challenges Faced by Women in Business

When considering challenges for women in business, the list is surprisingly long. The result is an environment in which women must be strategic and hardworking to overcome barriers. Gender-based challenges hinder everything from finding fulfillment at work to ...
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I’m Sorry

You've heard these words from one of your employees. "I'm sorry." And it either made your heart sink or your heart race. Because they either did something too fast, without your advance permission, screwed it up — and then asked your forgiveness...
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When New Executives Should Color Outside the Lines

Whether you're a rebel or a rule follower, when you step into a new executive role there will certainly be some points of organizational culture that you don't agree with. When that happens, should you go against the grain? Or should you look to build ...
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A Leader’s Imprint: What Might We Learn if Our Staff Could Be Forthcoming

Ever wonder what they really think? If you've never really given it a second thought, you are among the countless leaders who answer that question with some type of "no". Truth be told, many leaders' focus is truly on bigger issues and more complex matters....
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