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.
5 Powerful Questions for New Leaders & 1 Habit to Maintain Traction: Guest Post by David C. Baker
What are 5 powerful questions every new leader should get answers to? What is the one habit that new leaders should continue to practice as they work toward their goals and the goals of the organization during that first year? David C. Baker has worked extensively with leaders on building successful businesses. This post is about helping new leaders get traction in their new role and maintain it as they build their own legacy as a leader.
Guest Post: Blue Collar Scholar, Jim Bohn – What is our Organizational Level Engagement?
What is more important than employee engagement? The Blue Collar Scholar, Jim Bohn, believes it is organizational level engagement. Here are the questions leaders should be asking themselves and others to assess it, build it, and lead it. Great conversations start with a question, and learn from Jim how you can start this conversation in your organization.
They’ll Love Your Questions – by my friend/mentor Mary Jo Asmus
A key leadership skill is asking questions to help people effectively solve the problems they face. Good things happen when leaders ask questions, listen, and support effectively. Learn a proven process for coaching people through problem solving from Mary Jo Asmus, a professionally certified coach and award winning blogger. These are powerful questions that people-centered leaders should have in their toolbox.