corporate culture

Why? Nobody should feel like their job or their manager is running their life. Asking for time off feels like asking your
It is a sad fact that for many organizations their business units, vendor management group, and even procurement, truly have
They stop being a cog in the machine and know that what they do makes a difference--they are able to contribute on a personal
The answer to both questions is probably "NO." Experience tells us that providing too much recognition isn't an issue for
You have to develop them no matter what. Besides being one of my favorite jokes ever, it also a reminder about the importance
As a trained lawyer, what would you say to people who advise against CEOs being 'exposed' on social media, as they can say
4. Manage the conflict between execution and innovation. This is perhaps the greatest challenge you face in sustaining a
It's time to make kindness--towards others and to ourselves--the norm. It's time to turn away from greedy tendencies, negative gossip, instigating, fighting, and all other disturbing behaviors. Time to focus more on giving and receiving more joy and kindness. The Kindness Couture movement strives to keep this in mind.
Stay invested Managers with a "no" mindset are quick to poke holes without acknowledging merit. But hastily rejecting a fledgling
Gary Roboff and Bob Jones, senior advisors with The Santa Fe Group, an executive risk management consulting firm based in
An Encounter at the Pool There is More to the Story Randy Pennington is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading authority
Engaged and accountable employees are more important than ever to your organization's success. Why would you allow a relic from decades past to be the missing link that contradicts your values? The true test of what you really believe about the importance of people and performance is your response when things go wrong.
How often do you hear these types of statements? Or perhaps we should ask have you EVER heard anyone saying these things?
Your business didn't start out with the intent to become lethargic and ultimately irrelevant. It began with an idea that would provide a product or service that is faster, better, cheaper, or friendlier than your competitors. Sometimes that idea was an enhancement of what currently existed in the marketplace. Other times, it was a revolutionary idea that changed the world.
General Electric has traditionally prided itself on its culture of preparation and competitiveness. GE must always operate
I wish we could just "peel back the onion" ... but unfortunately business buzzwords are here to stay. The buzzword is a life raft for a disillusioned and disengaged worker. It is an easy escape route from a tough conversation that might actually require deep thought and carefully selected words. 
The willingness to work for the best way rather than constantly needing to have your own way is a sign of commitment to the purpose and maturity. The solution isn't avoiding conflict but rather the willingness to stay at the conversation until a better solution emerges.
How can we account for this descent into political melodrama? I have spent a great deal of time trying to inform myself about
American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.
He learned "a totally different definition of what it meant to be crowded, what it meant to be rude, what it meant to be