Turning Around a Corporate Culture of Complaints Before It Entirely Kills the Company

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My first work experience after graduation was in a departmental office at my university. In most ways, it was a pretty nice job. The pay and benefits were good, the work … [Read more...]

Relying on a Personality Test in the Executive Hiring Process Is Like Following Your GPS Off a Bridge

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I’ve been a customer of the same local farm and orchard for nearly 20 years. I go to Gatwood’s for the excellent produce, the great prices, and the incredible donuts. … [Read more...]

Spotting and Hiring an Employee for Team Fit Is About Looking Beyond Personality

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My friend Liz was worried about the future of her workplace. She was on the Quality Management Team at Gaskets, Inc. (not its real name), and the CEO wanted to expand the … [Read more...]

Google and Yale Study Shows Experientially Diverse Teams Yield Productive Chaos

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When we think of efficiency, we tend to picture something mechanical like a train--a well-tuned system that chugs along, each part working in unison, creating a beast of … [Read more...]

Create and Cultivate Great Culture to Secure High Performance

Company culture seems to be a widely circulated term, but one that few people clearly understand. Culture is the ‘good stuff” in an organization that makes … [Read more...]

How Helping Employees Maintain a Work-Life Balance Can Strengthen Teams Within Your Company

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WellStar Health System in Atlanta, Georgia is a great place to work. And it’s not just the not-for-profit health group’s 14,000 employees who think so. For two years … [Read more...]

Are You Leading with Integrity and Passion?

Think back on your work career; try to remember those leaders or mentors that really stand out. What made you think of them? Why did they stand out? If you are … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Company More Innovative: What Proctor & Gamble Teaches Us About Company Culture

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Your company has a problem. You used to be small and innovative, but lately you’ve gotten too big. It used to be easy to implement big and exciting new changes to … [Read more...]

Choosing Project Team Members: The Five Employees You Need on Every Team

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Kaitlyn’s company had a big contract coming up and she wanted to put the perfect team together to finish the job. As a very involved CEO, her first step seemed obvious. … [Read more...]

Giving Back: How Servant Leadership in Your Community Can Increase Your Talent Pool

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Mike was the third-generation owner of a manufacturing facility located in rural North Carolina. He loved his town and the local culture, and he was proud to maintain a … [Read more...]