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Post date: May 29, 2018
Values-based leadership is now widely accepted. Executives understand that liberating people to live shared values at work forges stronger business results. Yet, when it comes to the nuances involved in building values-based cultures, most leaders’ knowledge is simply incomplete. Here are three...
Post date: September 27, 2018
Employee engagement has become a major initiative in organizations attempting to improve their performance. It makes sense: Engaged employees are committed and more likely to volunteer their energy toward organizational goals. How to create this energy is not as clear. We believe the key to...
Post date: November 8, 2018
Your culture is something other companies can try to replicate, but will always be uniquely yours. It was formed over time and has hopefully grown into a strategic advantage. When you bring on a new leader, it’s important they understand not only where you’re headed, but also how your culture will...
Post date: June 24, 2016
Is your workplace dull, frustrating, and stressful, or is it safe, inspiring, and productive? Maybe somewhere in between? We know the benefits of employee engagement on our businesses. We have seen the remarkable contributions team members make when they are treated with trust, respect, and dignity...
Post date: September 14, 2016
How good is the quality of your work culture? Do senior leaders understand culture? Even more important, do they understand the condition of your current culture and senior leaders’ responsibility in refining that culture? At most organizations, executives don’t pay much attention to culture. Their...
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Post date: August 18, 2017
Why is it that when testing out a concept for a new restaurant, people are willing to spend more money if the restaurant is named Studio 97 rather than Studio 17? How is it that a tall person with a deep voice is perceived to be more capable than someone who is shorter with a higher voice? How come...
Post date: November 27, 2018
Have you ever felt like you were expected to innovate but didn’t have enough time to do it? You’re not alone. Recent research shows this is a common problem for knowledge workers. In Workfront’s 2018 State of Work Report, 58 percent of the more than 2,000 workers surveyed said they are so swamped...
Post date: December 18, 2018
Peter Drucker was certainly on to something when he quipped, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Organizational culture is the accumulation of behaviors, beliefs, and social norms that define excellence in a given organization. If strategy sets the course for where an organization wants to go,...
Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...
Post date: November 1, 2018
HR executives have seen it all—talented and engaged bosses and team members, toxic bosses and team members, and everything in between. You have observed that leaders do not have a neutral impact for very long. Either bosses have a positive impact on performance and values (how people treat each...