154 results for tag: corporate culture


11 Thoughts About Teamwork

1. Teams rise and fall on culture, leadership, relationships, attitude and effort. Great teams have a great culture driven by great leadership. Relationships are meaningful and teammates are connected. The collective attitude is very positive and everyone ...
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Teaching the Blind to See

A CEO reached out to me a couple weeks ago. He was horrified, and practically scared out of his wits. He called me after he experienced what he called, “the scariest day of my professional life!” (more…)
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Truly Human Leadership When You’re Not CEO

We all want to work for a company where we feel leadership cares about us, that we aren't just an asset to be used up and discarded when there's a cheaper version available. The reality is most senior leaders are focused on maximizing profits, even at their ...
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Of All the Lousy Ways to Save a Buck

Mistakes, blunders, and customer-related issues are bound to happen. Most of us have employees and they're expected to do things by the book, but what happens when the book is wrong is what’s most important. Take the story of John Barrier. John had been ...
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Turning a Negative into a Positive

If you read The No Complaining Rule you know it’s a fable about a woman named Hope who has a lot to complain about in her life. Her company is struggling, she’s having problems at home and she has to go to the hospital to get some tests done. It is at ...
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The Best Ways to Collect Employee Opinions, Members Weigh-In

An HR executive for a large financial company commented on the importance of employee opinions and how her company was working with team leaders and managers to create the most productive process for collecting opinions. She explained that some managers felt ...
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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm

In today's demanding work world, the pressure for doing more with less has become part of many organizational cultures. People are in fact working longer hours and often asked to take responsibility for tasks that go beyond their job description. We all know ...
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How to Build a Mentally Strong Dream Team

Mentally strong team members cooperate, build on one another's strengths, and openly learn from their mistakes. When you teach individuals how to be mentally strong - and how to work together to form a strong team - they can accomplish incredible feats. ...
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Letting Go: The Benefits of Sharing Responsibility

We’ve all encountered people who wield their power like a club, whether they work in corporate or government jobs. Until relatively recently, most organizations were hierarchical, and most lower-level workers had little power or autonomy. As new techno...
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The 10 Dumbest Corporate Emails of All Time

A while back, I co-hosted a radio program called "Funny Business." For one show, we asked listeners to send us the stupidest emails that they'd ever received. They sent us plenty of boneheaded examples, but the top 10 (listed below) shared a distinguishing ...
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