Tag: culture

The HOT Plan™: The Simple Art of Observation

It’s often said that great supervisors focus on the whole picture, not the little brush strokes. But one of the paradoxes of leadership is that for supervisors to focus on the whole picture, they must also be skillful in the

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The HOT Plan™: Toys, Entitlement or Culture? Part 2

With an overflowing box of employee benefits designed to help companies compete for top talent today, the question arises: how do you cultivate great workplace culture without simultaneously creating a culture of entitlement? We found the answer to this question by asking

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The HOT Plan™: Elephant, anyone?

General Creighton Abrams began his distinguished military career in World War II, continued as a General and commander in Vietnam, and eventually became Chief of Staff for the United States Army.  Abrams’ exceptional ability was recognized early by General George S. Patton.

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The Hot Plan™: The secret sauce in your Ethos

Ethos. Now that’s an intriguing word. Ethos is defined as the spirit of a culture; the underlying values that inform the beliefs and practices of a group; the dominant assumptions that motivate their aspirations and guide their plans. If your company desires

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The HOT Plan™: Sustaining High-Functioning Teams

If high-functioning teams are the engine of business success, what does it take to turbocharge the engine? Rewards, recognition, integration and support, say authors Glenn Parker, Jerry McAdams and David Zielinski in their book Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches.

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The HOT Plan™: Teams and the well-rounded life

Being well-rounded has a positive ring to it. If your aim is to give 100% at work, yet still make time for yourself, your family and friends, volunteer, and your spiritual life, kudos to you! You are probably well on

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Free rocket fuel for your best year ever

Ever wonder who first coined the phrase Knowledge is Power? This oft quoted phrase was first written, near as I can tell, by British philosopher Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. The first version of this saying went something like this:

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Not just about millennials

When you imagine an ideal culture for your workplace, what comes to mind? Do you give your employees the opportunity to do more than fill a slot, perform a task and/or  take home a paycheck? Do your employees have the

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Office 2016: Not your Grandpa’s workplace

Culture is king in the 2016 workplace as millennials become the majority of workers in the U.S. and abroad. As of May 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that Millennials (those born after 1980) became the largest group of workers

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Culture is king in the workplace

A quiet transition is slipping into place in the world of business in 2016; are you ready for it? For the first time, the millennial generation will become the majority of the global workforce. This transition means many things to

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