Category Archives: Communication

5 Millennial Myths That Derail Company Culture

The Millennial Generation. Has anything not been said about (or by) them yet? Like all generations that came before, Millennials come with an evolved world view and core values, shaped by the time and societal circumstances in which they were born and raised.  Perhaps it is a time-honored tradition for one generation to second-guess and stereotype the next…
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Taming the Chaos: Three Common Mistakes in Growing Organizations

  Taming the Chaos: Addressing 3 Common Mistakes in Growing Organizations Growth is a central purpose of every business. (Not as a substitute for a compelling mission.) As a mandate for survival. Whether your company is 50, 500 or 50,000 people; public, private or non-profit, your stakeholders expect you will expand your impact, continuously. Whether…
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The Jugular Question: Innovating Conversations

Nobel Prize winner physicist Arno Penzias was once asked what accounted for his success, to which he replied “I went for the jugular question.” “Change starts with the individual. The first thing I do each morning is ask myself ‘Why do I strongly believe what I believe?’  Constantly examine your own assumptions. This is how…
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Empowerment at Work: Moving Past Parent-Child Cultures

Empowerment @ Work : We must move past parent-child cultures Fully 2/3 of the global workforce report being apathetic or disengaged: The very opposite of empowerment at work. Empowerment at work is misunderstood by most leaders. It is not a simplistic delegation of authority. Empowerment at work is ensuring people have the resources, knowledge, and skills…
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Cultural Agility: Small is The New Big

Cultural Agility: Small is The New Big “Can you move fast enough? Can you avoid bureaucracy while you grow?” I posed these two questions in a dialogue with company leaders seeking to grow rapidly through mergers ... and who wanted to remain culturally agile. It led to an important dialogue about how to protect and preserve…
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Build a Mentoring Culture: Developing a New Generation of Leadership

Company Guide to Successful Mentoring What Is Mentoring? Mentoring is how we have transferred wisdom and knowledge for thousands of years. (We didn't use that word until recently, but the principles are the same.) Mentoring in business is how you formalize a learning system and culture.  It can take the form of teaching, coaching, "political…
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