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Post date: September 24, 2020
According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 42 percent of U.S. workers have witnessed or experienced racism at work. Whether you are aware of it or not, racial, ethnic and cultural barriers likely exist at your organization and within your teams. These obstacles are often deeply seated, unconscious and...
Post date: June 11, 2020
Workplaces across the U.S. have undergone a total restructuring at a scale and speed that has never occurred in history. Offices have emptied, and a vast number of organizations have become remote operations. The rapid change has left many employers scrambling to assemble the technical...
Post date: August 8, 2019
Company culture matters more now than ever. The average employee spends 40 percent of their waking hours at work.  A toxic corporate culture can not only be soul destroying, but it can sink a company. On the other hand, a vibrant culture can help people thrive professionally, enjoy their job, and...
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: December 3, 2019
When most managers are asked how often their employees suggest creative, empathetic and customer-focused solutions, the answer is often “not nearly enough.” Many of today’s business leaders genuinely believe they foster an open environment that encourages employees to speak up; yet, they are...
Post date: November 7, 2019
I recently had an opportunity to participate in an event along with several academic thought leaders and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. We covered many deep and important issues—too many to cover in a blog post. But, I wanted to share with you some of my top-level...
Post date: August 20, 2019
“Can you help us hire for culture fit?” is a question I receive on a weekly basis. The real question companies should be asking is “Should we hire for culture fit and if so, how?” Many organizations believe that the ability of new hires to “fit” within the company culture directly impacts their job...
Post date: April 2, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many employees and teams to work remotely as businesses try to maintain operations. This new model of work is putting company culture to the test. Without physical interaction and typical processes, employees may not feel as connected or productive. Leaders need...
Post date: December 12, 2019
A recent surevy said that over a third of working Americans say their workplace is not inclusive of differing political perspectives. Emotionally uncomfortable employees are less engaged, flexible, and productive. With the next presidential election still 12 months out—and the political views in...
Post date: March 13, 2018
Why do we entertain so few options when confronted with a challenge? Why do we self-impose and accept limits? Limits constrain who we are and what we can achieve, while options unleash creativity and allow us to move beyond arbitrary boundaries so we can make thoughtful choices. My role as a coach...