As leaders, the phrase "employee engagement and retention" is repeated often. So often that I would argue that we get lost in the slogan and the formal programs or initiatives that happen, forgetting about a simple action that we can do to...
4 Ways to Encourage a Solid Company Culture
I’m a huge supporter of well-established company cultures. When an organization starts working with me to implement EOS, understanding the core of who their company is lays an incredible foundation for success. But beyond...
Honest Listening: What Peter says and one practice
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.Peter Drucker When she walked into my office, she was clearly nervous. We had worked together for six months. In the next five minutes, she shared a very personal medical condition, how the treatment...
Focus on Culture in 2019: 4 Places for Leaders to Start
The idea of a culture series started in early 2018. As with many ideas, I really had no idea what the impact would be, but I thought it could be powerful for my community. The simple words that I put in every book I give to people are: Listen . . . Lead. Repeat often!...
Amy Kraal: The path to being a great employer | Part 5: Culture Guest Blog Series
Employee satisfaction, and the accompanying level of engagement, are the two most influential metrics you can focus on to improve your bottom line results. Here, talent expert Amy Kraal from HR Solutions Group provides insight into how you can become an employer of choice in 2019.
Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You | Part 4: Culture Guest Blog Series
From the depths of the dot-com bubble burst, Menlo Innovations was founded to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology and return joy to software. Here, CEO and Chief Storyteller Rich Sheridan shares how an intentionally positive culture and compelling space energizes their team to not only do great work but to bring joy into the lives of their clients and their end users.
Matt Jung: Finding a Better Way | Part 3: Culture Guest Blog Series
With their placement on Forbes’ list of the nation’s best small companies for 2018, it’s clear that there is something special going on at Comfort Research. In this interview with co-founder Matt Jung, he describes how they’ve developed a culture that’s felt in everything they do, how they recognize people who live their values, and how this tireless focus on culture has transformed their business.
Mandi Brower: Be Kind | Part 2: Culture Guest Blog Series
Quality Car Wash is a third-generation family business that was started back in 1969. In this interview with COO Mandi Brower, she shares her wisdom and experience around culture and how to intentionally sustain and grow it as a business opens multiple locations. From the very beginning, her grandpa used a simple phrase to guide everyone: “Be kind.” It still provides the foundation to this day.
Jeff Disher: Make a Positive Difference | Part 1: Culture Guest Blog Series
DISHER has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the top 5 small company workplaces. In this interview with founder Jeff Disher, he shares insight into how he has cultivated the company culture, and how this powerful culture helped shape DISHER’s success. Part 1 of my guest blog Culture Series.