148 results for tag: corporate culture


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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3 Practices to Improve the Contribution of Your Core Employees

The prevalence and extreme nature of star systems in organizations today contribute to widespread employee disconnection and disengagement, particularly among core employees. Employees can be regarded as stars, core employees, or strugglers. Stars are ...
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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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