Category: Leadership

This Tech Company Shows Why Strong Culture Is Worth It

Reading Time: 5 Minutes   At Novareté, we believe moving your organization’s values out of the handbook and into the daily activities of employees creates a unified culture that improves business performance and becomes a key competitive advantage.   There is research that backs this claim, showing a values-based culture can improve financial performance, employee loyalty, […]

Empower Employees: 4 New Habits to Create If You Vilify Failure

Reading Time: 8.5 minutes In my most-recent post, I detailed the reasons why Amazon is one of today’s tech powerhouses: Its leadership prioritizes innovation, at all costs, even at the cost of making mistakes. I argued that if your employees are too afraid to fail, it will cost your company the chance to innovate. This, […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Empower Employees

Reading Time: 9 minutes In the 1990s, amid the dot-com boom, one company decided to change the way we buy books. At the time, bookstores imitated most retail supply chains, purchasing titles directly from publishers to stock in-house. This meant they enjoyed a nice markup, but inventory was limited to square footage of a physical […]

An Inspiring Story of Selflessness and Youth [Interview with Fulton Breen]

I had the good fortune of interviewing Fulton Breen, CEO of XSInc and Founder of Novareté. His story not only inspired the vision behind Novareté, it also empowers us all to give a little to make the world a better place.   Through his story I hope you learn to “pass it on,” creating a […]

How to Improve Risk Management by Instilling Strong Values

Remember the infamous (and now humorous) Red Cross #gettinslizzard tweet from 2012? Quick recap: As detailed by Mashable’s Todd Wasserman, the organization’s social media specialist clicked “Send” on the wrong Twitter account, causing the well-reputed non-profit to tweet: “Ryan found two more 4 bottle packs of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch beer…. when we drink we […]

Building Your Company Brand Using Organizational Values

We’re all familiar with the idea and importance of building your company brand. The effort and expense required to modify consumer buying behavior is largely centered on building awareness of your product or service and its differentiating attributes. Much of this effort goes towards creating impressions or exposure to your brand through various media such […]

Top Leadership Assessment: 1 Easy Way to Measure Authentic Leadership

Photo Credit: Steve Wilson A few months ago I read Bill George’s post “What does ‘Authentic Leadership’ Really Mean?” It was a great read and reminder that morality – your beliefs and values – are a huge piece of authentic leadership and should be incorporated into everyday leadership assessments.   “If you want to be […]

6 Concrete Ways to Improve Culture That You Can Do Right Now

When it comes to making a change, big, vague goals are daunting. This will be especially relevant to many people this January when they take time to write down their upcoming resolutions. For example, “Losing weight” and “Saving money” the number one and three resolutions for 2015 are rarely achieved: In fact, a mere 8 […]

Company Culture: 4 Ways to Make Your Routines Valuable

At Novareté, we know that a strong and unified company culture translates into improved performance. Shared values foster commitment to a common purpose, which is proven to positively impact multiple indicators of long-term growth and profitability. We also know that an effective company culture cannot be stolen or replicated by competitors because it is not […]

What Does Engaged Mean? One Easy Way to Increase Profits [part 1 of 3]

Employee Engagement – one of the most discussed buzzwords when it comes to company culture and considered one of the highest determining factors of a company’s success. Yet, what does engaged mean? I like to take care of my body. But no matter how well I feel things are going, I still need to see […]