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Corporate Culture

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

What exactly is “energy” – in the social or workplace sense? There are a number of definitions and explanations, and perhaps this one gives us a good idea of what we are talking about: “Energy is ...a type of positive [...]

A Stand Up Guy

I never take it for granted that I'm able to work from my home. But be forewarned, it does take discipline, and challenges exist within. Here's a quick tip from me #BehindTheScenes. For the lion's share of the day, I'm [...]

Stand Up Guy

I never take it for granted that I'm able to work from my home. But be forewarned, it does take discipline, and challenges exist within. Here's a quick tip from me #BehindTheScenes. For the lion's share of the day, I'm [...]

7 Lookouts When Inspecting Your Culture

Let's conduct an investigation, shall we? Put on your houndstooth jacket, ascot, and thinking cap, and let us partake on an endeavor to assess the "real" culture of your company. That means bypassing the red herrings, smoke screens, false positives, [...]

Organizational Autism

Curiosity and adaptation are natural, right?  You’d be surprised – I know I always am. I was talking with my friend about his child’s autism.   Our conversation wasn’t about the real or perceived causes of autism, rather what it meant [...]

Fish or Cut Bait

You're doing something wrong. A new study released by Towers Watson, titled "Only One-Quarter of Employers Are Sustaining Gains From Change Management Initiatives" clearly delivers a message we already know all too well; companies do not do a good job [...]

Mulligan Stew

Mulligan Stew. A traditional dish thought to have originated with poor Irish ("Mulligan," get it?) immigrants whom, managing through tough times, would literally throw whatever they could find into a pot, boil it up & serve. Potatoes, onions, carrots, squirrel, [...]

Company Christmas Parties – DEFCON 4

"Colonel Conley, Take us to DEFCON 3 and get SAC on the line…" If you were still a kid in the 80's, "War Games" is a movie you probably still fondly remember (if not, you're dead to me, but that's beside [...]

Culture Change makes for Odd Couples

The lines can be blurred when determining a true "culture" change vs. a change in business practices. Take McDonald's (please) as an example ~ can they really pull this off? Fruit and veggies with a Happy Meal? How could you [...]

Get Out There and Fail!

See if you can spot the error in this scenario...While working for a company dependent upon a robust and innovative Research & Development contribution, it was whispered that the "C- level" leader of that particular business unit was intolerant of [...]