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Making Better Teams

February 3, 2017   

In my previous article, Why Teams Fail, I looked at Patrick Lencioni’s seminal work in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, which lays out very clearly five things that ultimately kill teams – absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. Understanding why teams […]

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How Startups Can Tackle Their Toughest Challenge: Hiring Strong Talent

January 11, 2016   

In today’s economy, the phrase start-up tends to evoke the concept of a glamorous lifestyle in which entrepreneurs become their own bosses and create multi-million dollar companies. While this may be the case for very few startups, the actual reality is one that involves long work days, struggling to find funding, and one of the […]

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The Culture Focus at Airbnb

December 28, 2015   

If you’re unsure of what Airbnb does, it provides a website that lets people find and list lodging throughout the world, but not the kind of accommodations you’ll find on Expedia. Rather, it’s a peer-to-peer concept where you can temporarily rent private residences from people almost anywhere in the world.

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Cultural Integration for M&As

November 16, 2015   

Whenever two companies come together through the merger and acquisition (M&A) process, something many forget to consider are the difficulties that arise when two different company cultures come together. Oddly enough, even though it is this difference of cultures that often leads to M&A failure in delivering expected outcomes, surprisingly little attention is paid to […]

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Spotlight On: What It’s Like to Work at Netflix

November 11, 2015   

Netflix has revolutionized the way people watch TV and movies. This on-demand streaming media service is available throughout the globe, and it now has more 69 million subscribers, with 43 million of those being in the U.S. Netflix has been so successful it’s also launched its own original programming line-up including the highly popular House […]

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Flexible Work Options Sound Great, But Why Aren’t Employees Taking Advantage?

October 12, 2015   

Recently the Wall Street Journal covered something that’s turning out to be an interesting conundrum for businesses. They’re offering flexible work programs and attempting to help employees carve out a stronger work-life balance, but employees aren’t necessarily taking advantage of the options.

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Exploring Flexible Work Options and Tips for Implementing Them

October 12, 2015   

In a recent post, we explored flexible work options as they exist in today’s corporate environment. The Wall Street Journal highlighted the fact that while many companies currently have some semblance of flexibility, many employees don’t take advantage.

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The Enthusiastic Workplace, Part III: Achievement

July 8, 2015   

In the previous article in this four-part series about what makes for an enthusiastic workplace, I covered the many different aspects of employee concerns around equity, from basic physiological needs to both economic and psychological needs. In part III, I turn to the concept of achievement and the role it plays in the life of […]

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Recruiting Trends You Should Know About

September 19, 2014   

If you’re interested in ramping up your recruiting efforts, you may want to take a page out of the book of some of the world’s top corporations, and incorporate one or more of these recruiting trends: Focusing on Your Employer Brand Building up a solid employer brand is quite possibly the biggest trend in recruiting […]

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