Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

employee engagement iceberg tip

Why Your Employee Engagement is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

People always ask us for ways to improve employee engagement, and it’s a little bit like looking at the part of the iceberg that’s above the waterline. You could go out to the iceberg and take a photo and in reality, it’s only about 10% of the iceberg. The true majesty of the iceberg is…

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business leaders discussing plan

How to Ensure Your Company Culture is Post Pandemic Ready

I’ve been talking to many CEOs and HR leaders, and they are struggling to maintain their company culture when their people are no longer in the office 100% of the time. How prepared is your organization to finally come out of this pandemic induced disruption? You’ve had to react and respond, and now it’s time…

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The Leadership and Legacy of Tony Hsieh – Success Tips from a Culture Guru

Do you have a favorite inspirational leader? Maybe you have their book on your office shelf? Or a mug with one of their quotes? Or a framed ticket from an event they were speaking at as a reminder of their inspiration? I’m guilty of all three! Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, is one…

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Human resource leaders should be asking, “Why?”

How Human Resources Leaders can be Business Pioneers

Are you still trying to move the needle on ‘employee engagement’ numbers? Human resource leaders have been tasked with bumping up the approval ratings on engagement surveys for far too long… They’ve been asked to measure corporate success by the metrics of the ‘who, what, where, where, and how’ of an employee’s job. But the…

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(Re)writing your company policies? Take these 3 steps

(Re)writing your company policies? Take these 3 steps

Were your company policies written for misbehaving toddlers? Believe it or not, that’s how far too many policies and procedure manuals come across to employees. Leaders often rely on policies that try to enforce compliance… But, what does it say about your company culture when your manual is full of bold, italic, underlined, and ALL…

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A study of police culture tells us about cultural change

What Police Culture Tells Us About Workplace Cultural Change

Bureaucracy can stifle meaningful cultural change. A close look at police culture in Canada points to a challenge that leaders face across the board. I got thinking about this when the RCMP began to dominate the headlines with stories of workplace harassment, and allegations of racist and sexist bias in the course of executing their…

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positive workplace culture has a simple anatomy

The Key Characteristics of an Incredible Workplace Culture

Good leaders advance a company’s financial goals consistently. Great leaders advance a company’s workplace culture consistently. Both contribute to the bottom line, but only one builds a workplace that is ignited from within by individuals who work seamlessly as a team…in good times and bad. Understanding the dynamics of a positive workplace culture – not…

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