Tag: culture

Have You Established a Culture for Your Project-Based Team?

You want to put your best people on your next team project. But, one of your engineers doesn’t work well with your marketing manager. What do you do?

What is Company Culture? And Why is it Important?

Read 4 different ideas on company culture.

Our panel of experts come from different backgrounds and have differing views of culture. However, they all agree that culture is important to a workplace. Let these experts cultivate – if you will – some thoughts on culture.

Download this white paper to read what they have to say.

How Feedback Defines Culture

Managers spend a lot of time defining what culture means for their company. That time would be better spent if managers took action to improve their organization’s culture.

Manage Smarter 17 – Michael Stallard: Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Michael Stallard is cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group, a leadership training and consulting firm that has advised NASA, Costco and other well known American companies. Michael is the primary author of the book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleagues’ work. In episode 17, we discuss the definitions of culture, how managers can improve it (or damage it) and the ROI from a positive culture in the workplace.

Are You Cultivating the Right Qualities for Your Company’s Culture?

The most successful scions of Wall Street are usually depicted in the movies as greedy and Machiavellian. If you think those characteristics will help you lead your company to the next level, you’re wrong.

Do Your Team Members Know the Difference Between Funny and Rude?

Is your wisecrack going to be perceived as hysterically funny or just plain rude? It’s worth paying attention to what’s happening in your office environment. New research from the University of North Carolina shows that rudeness negatively impacts job engagement and performance.

Are Your Employees Wasting Half of Every Workday?

Nobody likes to believe they waste four hours on a daily basis. But, it happens. If you want to develop a culture of increased productivity, you’ll need to lead by example and through recognition.

How to Stop C Employees from Killing Your Culture

If you are blessed with outstanding employees on your team, you probably also have a few C employees. I’m not talking C-suite material. Here, I’m focusing on the employees who never quite seem to get the job done.

What’s Your Plan for Communicating Change?

The problem with change is the way it can disrupt the established culture and working systems in an organization. If you fail to properly plan for and communicate upcoming changes to your employees, you can expect turmoil, lost productivity, and in some cases, subversion.

Managers Are Killing Culture – But They Can Stop!

C. Lee Smith spoke to a sold-out crowd of 120 at the Leadership+Talent Development Summit today in San Diego. The CEO of SalesFuel is focused on culture to an obsessive degree. He’s also focused on fixing cultures for other organizations. “The thing about culture is you can’t fix culture without fixing the managers,” he began.

Managers: Are You Avoiding Talking to Your Employees?

You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.

How to Avoid Hiring a Nightmare Employee

Have you heard the one about how human behavior relates to results of Pavlov’s study on salivation in dogs? A physiologist, Pavlov realized that he could train dogs to salivate whenever he entered a room, regardless of whether he came bearing food.

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