Define Your Why, What and Where

Posted Alignment, Excellence, High Performing Culture

Every organization needs to answer their why, what and where. In most cases organizations are started by a founder or founding group that wants to solve a problem, improve circumstances, improve offerings in a product or service category, introduce something totally new and valuable to the marketplace, improve lives, in other words introduce something or… Read More

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Your Culture is a Behavioral Ecosystem

Posted Alignment, Culture Change, High Performing Culture

The topic of organizational culture has been a hot topic for a good number of years and it seems to be getting hotter all the time. It has become very clear to me that culture must be designed and maintained with the understanding that it is part of a behavioral ecosystem. Culture must consider all… Read More

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Excellence is a Mindset

Posted Culture Change, Excellence, High Performing Culture, Inspiration, Workforce Engagement

One of my major drivers for writing From OK to Excellence, 7 Steps to a Productive and Engaged Workforce was hearing business owners or leaders telling me that Ok was good enough. I found this mindset unacceptable from many standpoints starting with the amazingly strong influence leaders have on the lives and the results produced… Read More

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Multi-generational workforce, engagement and culture

Posted Culture Change, High Performing Culture, Inspiration, Workforce Engagement

There has been significant information over the past few years about the impact of the generation called the Millennials on the workplace. Multiple studies have been done, reports written, consultants energized, books written and many other activities about the impact of the Millennials on the workforce. The activity in this area has become even more… Read More

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The Culture Trap

Posted Culture Change, Excellence, High Performing Culture

  As you arrive at work every day do you think about the culture at your workplace? No matter how you answered that question the culture of your organization is all around you. Many organizations never talk about or think about culture but it is created and maintained by behaviors in the workplace. A simple… Read More

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Benefits of a Performance Based Culture

Posted Culture Change, High Performing Culture

    The 8/22 WSJ had an excellent article about the positive impact on Kimberly-Clarks financial success with a move from a parental oriented culture of above average salaries and no layoffs to a performance based culture. In the past culture even low performers rarely felt pressure. According to a retired sales director “a lot… Read More

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What Are Your Beliefs About People?

Posted Excellence, High Performing Culture, Inspiration, Workforce Engagement

  I get in to discussions all the time with leaders about their beliefs about people. Here is some food for thought on beliefs about people. Take your time to think thoroughly about your view of your workforce or the workforce you will recruit if you are just starting out. What do you think about… Read More

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Culture is the Driver of Excellence

Posted Best Places to Work, Culture Change, Excellence, High Performing Culture

    I had the pleasure of joining 733 other people recently for the celebration of the winners of the San Diego Business Journal best places to work awards. I had interviewed some of these companies and it has become clear that culture drives excellence.   This was a crowd in the mood for celebration… Read More

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Culture Defined

Posted Culture Change, Excellence, High Performing Culture

I recently heard a very interesting definition of company culture. “The way the work gets done”. This definition is very easy to remember and truly does encompass the elements of what culture is. Although the core driver behind culture is the core beliefs of the key cultural influencers (Business Owner, CEO, Sr. Team etc.) it… Read More

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