Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

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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Don’t let workplace culture pain points get in the way

Are the Best Workplace Cultures Really Pain Free?

We’re all a little preoccupied with our health at the moment. That makes sense… But leaders mustn’t lose sight of their organizational health. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that your company culture remains robust. Some of the bandaid solutions you’ve been employing in the past are probably tattered, exposing systemic wounds and weaknesses. With…

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Don’t let your company’s limiting values hold you back

How to Not Let Your Company’s Limiting Values Hold You Back

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” – Mark Twain Did you know there’s gold dust scattered all through your company? So many leaders miss it, though, because they’re too busy digging for the big vein that will guarantee a lifetime of harmony, wealth, and success for their business. Stop digging and start thinking. Start thinking…

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Can you tell the story of your company’s winning culture?

How to Inspire a Winning Culture through Story

Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. Native American proverb Can you tell your company’s story? When a candidate asks about your corporate culture during a job interview, do you hear yourself saying things like,…

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Why it’s important to dream: define values in your company.

Was Organizational Culture Key to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Movement?

“I have a dream…” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the source – and circumstances – of this iconic quote. August 28, 2020 marks the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. He ignited his audience and set down a foundation for…

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Changing your workplace culture starts with you.

Why are Workplace Culture Changes Failing? How to Avoid this Major Pitfall

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. We’ve all heard some variation of that cliché, haven’t we? Believe it or not, I’m glad there are clichés about workplace culture…because it means that leadership is taking the concept seriously. Culture has entered the lexicon of the corporate report card. It’s taken some time for industry thought-leaders to identify…

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Motivate Your Workplace with Carol Ring

Why Motivating Your Employees Only Gets You Half Way There

Believe it or not, great leaders aren’t just good at knowing when to do something. They also know when to stop doing something. What do I mean? I mean that our sometimes slavish attention to motivating employees can prevent us from examining the demotivating behaviours we practice as leaders – we don’t take time to…

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