I lead a data management and software development company that I founded 18 years ago. I am a strong believer in the power of a great company culture and as such, I like to think of myself as being pretty tuned into our people and their strengths. In fact, we spend an unusual amount of […]
I recently had the privilege of attending the CAI Human Resource (HR) Management Conference in Raleigh, NC on March 9-10 2016. Here I saw about 400 HR professionals gather for two days of intense learning, featuring sessions like “How the Best Get Better,” “Authentic Leadership: Defining Your Values/Living Your Mission,” “The Power of One,” and […]
One of the most difficult benefits to measure in the modern workplace is the level of employee engagement. First, what does engaged mean?
The idea that “strong culture drives performance” is not only intuitively true but is widely validated by numerous research studies on the subject (like How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation done by Harvard Business School and How Corporate Culture Affects the Bottom Line by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business). However, that leaves the question: “if […]
In my first Creativity, Inc. series post I spoke to the risks of vilifying failure when creating a creative culture. Next, I want to tackle the second step in creating a strong culture: embody characteristics of a good manager by hiring and trusting talented people. You as a manager and leader have the power to […]
Creating an innovating and creative culture is at the top of most corporate agendas. And it should be. The benefits far outweigh the risks. It increases productivity, reduces cost, gives a competitive advantage, motivates employees, and creates autonomy and stronger teams. So how do you create a culture that fosters creativity and innovation? Concepts […]