Tag: culture building

Do Your Recognition Programs Have the Right Stuff?

When employees do a great job, your managers may publicly praise them, and they may get a gift card or a bonus. This established pattern in most organizations certainly builds loyalty. But your recognition programs could be doing so much more.

Seven Tips for Establishing the Boundary Between Boss and Buddy

What is the appropriate boundary between being a boss and being a buddy? Use these seven tips to keep yourself on the right track.

Leaders: Are You Truly Present?

Few leaders have been able to truly connect with and inspire people the way Bill Clinton does. How exactly does he pull this off?

What Are You Doing to Fix Your Company’s Toxic Culture?

It’s easy to imagine that workers are leaving because they’ve been lured by a competitor with a better salary and stock option deal. The truth is far more uncomfortable for employers to hear: employees often leave because of company culture.

Team Optimization: Becoming All You Can Be, Together

I don’t use the word “team” loosely. It is entirely different than work group, department, or any other description used for people who work next to one another. Literally or figuratively. Being part of a team connotes more than connected workflows.

How Do Managers at Your Company Show Gratitude?

As the winter holiday season approaches, we often take a minute to reflect on what we’re grateful for and what we’d like to improve on in the coming year. Business leaders should also be taking stock of which activities are creating the right culture at work. On soul2work.com, Scott Mabry suggests five ways leaders can highlight gratitude to improve the office environment.

Leadership Humility: Are You Strong Enough?

Many mistakenly believe that being humble is a sign of weakness. We associate the word, “humility,” with other words that are unfair attachments to the true meaning of humility.

Are You Guilty of This Top Management Sin?

We know you don’t mean any harm. You’re probably trying to help your team members, but in the long run, you’re limiting their professional development.

How to Match Leadership Style to Company Needs

Does your leadership style match what your company and your employees need from you? If you believe it’s important to deliver speeches worthy of an Academy Award at your small company meeting, you may be putting people off.

Have You Trained Your Managers to Recognize Mental Health Issues?

We talk a lot on this blog about how managers need training to improve workplace culture. One topic that should be added to the mix is mental health training.

Crafting a Leadership Philosophy to Amp Up Your Effectiveness

It was a great opportunity, double the salary I’d been earning and THE company everyone wanted to work for in 2006. I said “no” to the offer and started my own business instead. The offer, incredible as it was, didn’t fit the commitments I’d made in my personal life. Raising a special needs child, I’d

Do Veterans Thrive In Your Organization?

As our economy approaches full employment, businesses are concerned about how to retain their talent. One category of employees may deserve special attention: veterans. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review explores the challenges faced by the 360,000 service members who exit the military every year.

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