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How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Ethics & Compliance Leaders Could Use a Good Dose of Marketing 101

The biggest challenge facing ethics and compliance professionals these days is creating a distinctive culture of ethics and respect in their …

A comprehensive guide to company culture (with real company culture examples)

Not sure you fully understand company culture? Get all you need to know with this comprehensive article (and real-life company culture examples).

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Employee Engagement Is A Lagging Indicator Of Culture

I once heard an author describe the “crisis” of disengagement among employees in our workforce as “a disease affecting the central nervous system of our economy.” And he’s right. There are many different measures of employee engagement out there, but pretty much every report I have read presents …

Embrace A Culture Of Self-Leadership To Stay Agile As You Scale

One of the greatest challenges for rapidly growing organizations is how to remain nimble in the midst of growth.<p>As companies scale, more processes are required to coordinate the growing workforce. And the additional management layers that come with them can slow an organization down.<p>It’s often the …

Leadership

Micro-behaviors

Watch out for the next big scandal to hit the news.<p>In the very first report of the scandal, or perhaps in the one that follows, the culture of the …

The Culture Factor

Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. Strategy offers a formal logic for the company’s goals and orients people around them. Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs …

Management

Make Civility the Norm on Your Team

We all want to come to work and be treated with kindness and respect. Unfortunately, my research shows that there is rampant incivility in most organizations. I found that 98% of the workers I surveyed over the past 20 years have experienced rude behavior and 99% have witnessed it. And the …

Principled Performance: 5 Questions With LRN CEO Dov Seidman

Twenty-four years ago, Dov Seidman founded LRN with a powerful vision that the world would be a better place if more people did the right thing. With …

Millennials Don’t Want Fun; They Want You To Lead Better

After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and <i>keep</i> – millennial …

Leadership

Three Ingredients for Fostering a Culture of Trust

<i>By Mike Eichenwald and Jan Stanley, LRN</i><p><i>At our most recent workshop on organizational culture, one participant asked about the particular challenges</i> …

Leadership

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Hey Leader, Want Culture Change? Ask Yourself, “Is It Me?”

Before you spin up surveys, consultants and new initiatives in your organization to transform the culture, each senior leader needs to ask themselves …

Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish

When we finished, O’Reilly pointed at the whiteboard with a magician’s flourish: “That’s your culture. Your culture is the behaviors you reward and …

Trust Issues: What Happens When You Trust Your Customers

It is hard to have a positive relationship with someone you don’t trust. When you don’t trust someone, it’s hard to believe they have your best …

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

Nearly half of employees don’t know core company values

Do your employees know what your company mission is? According to a new survey, many might not. (Photo: iStock)<p>When was the last time you did a pop …

Employment

How to create a strong organizational culture

A toxic culture can disrupt business, result in low engagement and high turnover, and ultimately damage your company’s reputation. However, culture …

Ethical Communication...Keeping Your Promises!

Ethical Communication…Keeping Your Promises!<p>A century ago, a promise and a handshake was as good as a legally binding agreement. Nothing was stronger …

Eight Easy Ways You Can Guide Your Business Culture

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. These executives are …

How to Increase Connection with Culture and Trust

Culture could be described as the social operating system of the organization, the underlying environment that shapes social interaction and shapes …

Benevolent Capitalism: Creating a Business for the Good of All

Do you ever feel concerned about the current state of the world? Are you frustrated with the status quo? Are you tired of business as usual and long …

Culture matters for encouraging innovative behaviors

I regularly meet with customers and partners to discuss challenges they're facing, and I've noticed something recently: When they ask for advice, …

How Motivating Is Your Company’s Purpose?

Having a purpose doesn’t mean anyone cares about it.<p>Increasingly, the business world has embraced the need to have a purpose, to engage employees, make acclaimed marketing, and drive business results. As a result, many companies have expressed a purpose in some form, but no matter how emotive a …

When It Comes to Trust, It's the Little Things

Lasting confidence in a company is built one customer interaction at a time.

Just one “bad apple” can hurt your business culture

Article date: Oct 4 2016<p>Marcus Straub<p>You’ve likely heard the saying, “Hire for skills and fire for attitude.” Simply put, this means bad attitudes …

Freedom, Purpose, and the Opportunity to Achieve Success

In discussing freedom and opportunity within an organization, Nilofer Merchant wrote, in the forward of Dan Pontefract’s 2016 book ‘The Purpose …

Ethics and professionalism in the workplace

If you look up the word ethics in the dictionary, you’ll find this definition: “rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and …