132 results for tag: corporate culture


How to Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps

What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent? Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our ...
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5 Key People Every Leader Needs to Have a Conversation With

At the start of the year, here at Fierce Conversations we developed a list of 5 conversations all business leaders should have. We believed, and still do, that these conversations will help guide leaders in identifying and following through on strengthening ...
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How to Create One of the Best Workplaces on Earth

Suppose you wanted to design the best company to work for on earth. What would it be like? For three years, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones of the London Business School explored that question and found six imperatives that serve as a roadmap for leaders ...
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Driving Results Through Culture

How are employees treated every day in your work environment? Are they treated with trust and respect? Are they validated for their efforts and their accomplishments? If yours is like most workplaces, the answer is no. Gallup's research says that employee ...
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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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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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