Tag: culture

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.

Protected: How to Avoid Creating a Toxic Sales Culture (Part 2)

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Do You Know the Best Way to Stop Office Bullying?

Do you ever wonder what happened to the playground bully who used to rub your nose in the dirt at recess every day? There’s a chance that these kinds of individuals could be running amok in your organization – possibly even in leadership positions.

How to Eradicate Fear from Your Company Culture

As Harvey Weinstein learned in the past couple of weeks, establishing a culture of fear in an organization will eventually result in a huge loss: your own. If your employees are afraid to speak up, if they worry about losing their jobs because they dare to share their honest opinions, they will run for the exit.

Team Development Cycle

Team Development Cycle – Good managers improve numbers. High-performing managers improve people. The cycle in this infographic, if repeated, will develop your team into a high-performing team.

Improving Your Culture is Not Just a Priority, It Must Be an Obsession!

One of my employees asked me, “Lee, why do you OBSESS over culture?” I think the culture here is pretty great!”  “Well, the culture here is pretty great BECAUSE I obsess over it!” I told her.

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