happy workplace

12 Things Happy Workplaces Have in Common

People want to be happy at work. It’s really not that complicated. What does that look like? I’m so happy you asked. Happy workplaces tend to have a few things in common. 1. People Are Free to be Human As one of my clients said so well the other day as we worked on creating a unique[…]

build committed team

10 Ways Leaders Can Build a Committed Team

Everyone wants a committed team, and lots of folks talk about having one. But let’s be honest — real-deal commitment is pretty rare. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of teams out there that comply with what their boss tells them to do, or what they understand the organization’s direction to be; but compliance isn’t[…]

signs your culture is in trouble

7 Signs Your Culture is in Trouble

Spiderman has that whole spidey-sense thing that tells him when something’s about to go sideways. Batman has that handy-dandy bat-signal that pops up in the night sky to let him know that Gotham needs his particular set of skills. Wouldn’t it be nice if the rest of us had something like that as it relates[…]

Your company culture will never change

12 Reasons Your Company Culture Will Never Change

Culture is a hot topic, but it’s also a complex one. People conceptualize culture differently, and so consequently culture change is conceptualized differently as well. Regardless of how exactly you think of culture and culture change, one thing we know is that only a fraction of change efforts are successful. That’s not due to a[…]