Culture & Marketing: Two Sides of the Same Coin [Guest Post]

Culture and marketing. Employee development and branding.  Leadership and consumer experience.  These words don’t often get used in tandem, especially during professional development seminars.  But I’ve got to hand it to the folks at the Missouri Credit Union Association.  They know that marketing isn’t just about pretty postcards and having a friendly staff.  Marketing isn’t[…]

Let ’em Dance

Let ’em dance. Even though it makes you nervous, and even though it might make you a tad uncomfortable, it’s critical as a leader that you let folks be themselves. (And frankly, it’s just as important that you be a real, flawed, open human being too.) Sure, there are matters of professional propriety in certain situations[…]

4 Ways to Cultivate Crappy Corporate Culture

(I say the following with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.) I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering how you can make working at your organization so miserable that only robotic, emotionless zombies would want to work there. And it just so happens that you’re in luck. Here are four ways you can be sure[…]

Sweatpants, Meat Dresses, and You

We’ve all seen them. You might even have worn (or be wearing) them yourself. Usually, when I think of them, I think of something I’ve seen fathers and grandfathers wearing. It’s those non-descript, gray sweatpants with the elastic waistband and elastic around the ankle opening. You know the ones. The benefit of such stylish trousers[…]

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