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A People-First Culture Starts with People-First Leadership

Let’s be honest. At this point in the mid-covid, high-tech, hypersensitive business world, the war on talent is in full swing, and companies who are still using the same “normal”

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Want to Build a Team Culture? Respect is Fundamental

Teamwork is a lot like cooking. Similar to individual ingredients in a recipe, each person in an organization plays a unique role in creating a high-performing team. A chef has

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Message From Julie: The Consequences of Mistaking Subjective Reality for Objective Reality

  Have you ever wondered how two people can perceive the same situation from such totally different perspectives? It happens all the time. Two witnesses have differing accounts of what happened. Two team members insist their approach to achieving the goal is the

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Creating a Culture of Committed, Action-Oriented Employees

When I talk to leaders about their employees and teams, their primary frustration is that their team isn’t doing enough. However, they’re not asking for more productivity or for someone

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Plants, Pets and People Need Consistency

Have you ever forgotten to water a plant? Perhaps you went on an extended business trip, or the plant was tucked away in a corner, or you simply weren’t paying

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Three Keys to Employee Retention: Engagement, Passion, and Trust

Early in my career, I found myself disliking a job I’d previously enjoyed. I did some career testing and found that both the job and the work that came with

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Meetings: The Petri Dish of Company Culture

Benjamin Franklin famously said nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the average American worker would probably add meetings to that list. Research reveals that corporate executives

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Employee Engagement Takes More Than a Ping Pong Table

Often when I what a company is doing to engage employees, someone inevitably shares something like, “On Friday afternoons we can take an ice cream cart around!” “We’ll have a

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Assess the Gap: What Is Getting in the Way of Culture Change?

Over the past four posts, we have been discussing the blueprint to a high-performing company culture. As with any journey on the road to culture change, we usually come to

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Does Your Company’s Culture Make People Want to Work for You?

In our last post, we talked about why your company’s culture matters. When employees can identify with a strong culture, they will be more engaged and motivated to succeed, especially

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