Category Archives: Culture

Now Trending: Service

March 2, 2015   

I’ve written three previous “Now Trending” articles on honesty, generosity, and accountability. These are important posts because what I’m doing is laying out a business agenda for the 21st century that hones in on the values that will sustain business well into the future. Who can forget the compelling depiction of the corrosive effects of […]

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Complexity and Simplicity in the Workplace

February 2, 2015   

There’s an interesting paradox to be explored in organizations between complexity and simplicity in the workplace. Organizational life in the 21st century is definitely complex. Leadership guru Peter Vaill calls this new environment “permanent white water,” and with good reason. The pace and nature of change has both become increasingly rapid and increasingly complex. It’s […]

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More Pathways to Stronger Workplace Relationships

January 31, 2015   

I recently wrote about Strengthening Relationships in the Workplace with Better Communication because it seems that a huge percentage of workplace relationship problems stem from poor communication or an overall lack of communication. But there a lots of other ways to strengthen workplace relationships in ways that will prime your organization for greater success. Here […]

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Strengthening Relationships in the Workplace with Better Communication

January 30, 2015   

In an age when we’re beginning to finally recognize just how connected everything is in the entire universe, we would do well to remember that this also applies to much smaller groupings of entities, such as employees in the workplace. Everyone can work together much more effectively if you take the time to strengthen relationships […]

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Dealing with Toxic Personalities in the Workplace

January 30, 2015   

The last time I was in graduate school, one of the most powerful presentations I attended was about toxic people in the workplace. They can really do a ton of damage and end up costing an organization a lot of money and heartache. I use the word toxic because I’m talking about more than the […]

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Management Missteps

January 30, 2015   

You may have noticed that I’ve written two different articles that start with “Now Trending” in their titles – Now Trending: Honesty, and Now Trending: Generosity. I hope to write many more of these articles because I firmly believe that there are some key values that need to be embraced for businesses, organizations, and even […]

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Personality and Hiring: Introducing the Big Five

January 28, 2015   

How important is personality in the workplace? Think about how much time you spend at work. This is somewhere in the vicinity of a third of your time during the work-week, so yes, personality is important in the workplace. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, but a survey by digital learning designer Hyper Island […]

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Social Media in the Workplace: Moving Beyond Fear

January 28, 2015   

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – social media is not a fad, it is a fact of life. The sooner that businesses and organizations come to grips with that fact, the more they will find ways to leverage social media in favor of organizational success. When it comes to social media […]

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Now Trending: Generosity

January 28, 2015   

I was recently at a yoga workshop and was surprised how much of the focus was on the concept of generosity. It was mentioned early on in the day, and I’m glad because then I had something to think about as I twisted and contorted my body in ways that will probably leave me sore […]

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The Pitfalls of a Transparent Salary Policy (And Solutions to Avoid Them)

January 2, 2015   

Transparency is one of those workplace trends that’s shaking up talent management in a big way. Employees are more frequently asking for and even demanding the sense of an open, honest work environment and employers are seeming to embrace the concept as well. One of the ideas that often goes along with a transparent workplace […]

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