Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Real Secret of Google’s Corporate Culture

Is there anything that hasn’t been said about culture at Google? Next to Zappos, Google is likely the top cited example of corporate culture. The 25 free restaurants, free cars, wired workstations, laundry services, on-site gyms. Shannon Deegan, VP of HR said in a presentation to his peers recently “This is not really the Google…
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Help Employees Build a Change Friendly Culture of Opportunity

Are you building a culture where everyone enacts this basic law? It is a leader’s #1 job and the difference between extinction, survival, and winning. Change today operates on permanent fast-forward, for 3 main reasons: The internet (which has transformed entire industries almost overnight, ie, real estate, travel, retail), The ever-increasing speed of technological evolution,…
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The Art of Tough Conversations: Communication and Organizational Culture

Corporate cultures that work through problems, not around them are more likely to achieve innovative, successful outcomes. Does your corporate culture inspire people to dig in and find new, creative solutions to problems? Going around problems is far too common in the corporate world. In almost every company, more attention should be placed on creating…
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Hire Character, Train Skill: Cultural Fit Assessment

Former CEO of Porsche, Peter Schutz, stands by the statement that in order to succeed a company must "hire character" and "train skill." However, for companies like Google or Nike, who are currently attaining exemplary corporate success, the story does not end with hiring character and training skill. In fact, the defining strategy that these…
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