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Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: February 13, 2017
Losing the battle on employee engagement and retention is the surest road to business failure. Employee turnover not only undermines long-term client relationships, but replacing employees can also get very costly—generally 20 percent of annual salary for mid-range positions (earning $30,000 to $50...
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: July 19, 2017
By Andi Simon Do you feel like you are following the latest shiny object? Chasing the noisiest new notion? Are you sleepless over decisions that sounded really smart but may not be right for your organization—or for you? These days, the speed at which new technologies and business models are...
Post date: August 4, 2020
Kathy Caprino, M.A., is on a mission to support the advancement of women in business around the globe. As a career and leadership coach, author of The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss and host of the Finding Brave podcast, Caprino uses her experience to bring out the...
Post date: September 6, 2017
“Where there is no vision, there’s no hope.” – George Washington Carver   Leaders, by design, are supposed to inspire their employees. To do so, they must create relationships and an environment that supports and motivates people—and that starts with the company’s mission and vision. Employees buy...
Post date: August 28, 2017
Think back to your first professional job. You probably felt relatively useless during the first few weeks, and your employer expected a ramp-up period. After asking questions, observing behaviors, and learning from mistakes, you became successful at your job—with plenty of help from others. Most...
Post date: May 21, 2019
Innovation, as a field, is rife with myths and beset by bad beliefs. Some of these are merely annoyances, such as the tendency to equate innovation with workshops that overuse sticky notes. Others are directly dangerous, such as the belief that innovation requires digitalization and a preponderance...
Post date: November 19, 2019
As automation and digitalization continuously reinvent work, employers and employees alike face the urgent challenge of keeping up with ever-shifting skill requirements. Doing so effectively in an endlessly evolving workplace, however, requires that organizations move from episodic corporate...
Post date: March 19, 2020
Leadership transitions happen in every company. Whether the transition happens suddenly amid news reports of questionable actions or smoothly after a retirement, a change in the top leadership of a company brings uncertainty throughout the organization.  In recent years, CEO turnover has been...