Zola surveyed more than 1,000 newlywed couples to get the details on what they did before they got married. As it turns out, a lot of couples are having the marriage conversation way ahead of the engagement. The survey found that 94% of couples discuss getting engaged in the six months before actually doing so. A full 30% of those talk engagement and marriage at least once a week.
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
Individuals who have come up with truly creative and life-changing ideas mean the difference between success and failure for your organization. How can you ensure that you’re providing the kind of culture that allows creative employees to thrive?
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.
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.
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.
The trouble with most old-school companies is that knowledge is shared on a need-to-know basis only. That strategy might necessary if you’re working on a defense contract that requires team members to undergo security clearances and wear badges denoting their top-secret status. For the rest of us, sharing knowledge should be part of the culture established by managers.
In addition to working at a company with a great culture, and having meaningful assignments, your employees also expect training and development to improve their skills. How can you make this happen while also meeting your ROI targets?
How are you doing at developing talent and engaging your employees? If you’re like most managers, you might be looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.
If you want to be thought of as the best manager your employees have ever had, you have to care from within. Your people have to PERCEIVE you as genuinely giving a damn about them AS PEOPLE – not just robots (headcount) who show up to generate numbers for you.
We hear a lot these days about how leaders should be filled with passion and purpose. Steve Jobs’ fanatical devotion to developing and selling his line of sleekly styled and game-changing digital devices is a famous example. How much does purpose matter for other leaders?
How important is company culture? Some of today’s most successful tech giants point to adherence to specific cultural practices as the reason for their success.