The Antidote to Small Talk
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Thomas Jefferson discovered the antidote to cocktail parties, small talk, and the otherwise meaningless business and professional networking formats we've been subjected to for decades.
The Gift of Dissent
DECEMBER 18, 2016
If everyone thinks the same thing, then someone isn't thinking hard enough
The REAL Reason Why People Resist Change
MARCH 19, 2017
We pretend like it's part of every human being's DNA to resist change, but that's not the real reason
How Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials Differ at Work?
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Tip o' the hat to Manila Recruitment for sending over this infographic, which is remarkably good compared to many we've seen about Millennials. Did you know? You can use the Workplace Genome to understand how different generations experience your workplace
The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers
When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.
Stop Talking About Millennials and Start Talking With Them
DECEMBER 4, 2016
Join me on December 6th at 1pm ET for a webinar panel discussion with three very smart Millennials as we discuss how this generation is viewing the workplace differently, particularly in the context of membership organizations
Managing the Contradictions in Your Culture
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Don't try to sell to everyone that your culture does all the right things equally, even when they contradict. Get clear about what the priorities are--because your people already know
The Culture Chat Podcast: The Intentional Connection Between Culture and Employer Brand
MARCH 25, 2017
In this month's Culture Chat Podcast, we talked to Kristy Nittskoff, CEO of Talent Savvy , about how to make an intentional connection between culture and your employer brand
Do People Really Leave Managers?
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
They say people don't leave organizations--they leave managers. But what if managers are simply doing what the culture expects of them
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.
Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?
JULY 28, 2016
We've been wringing our hands for years about getting a seat at the table, but we're still not focusing on the ONE thing that will open up a seat
Delivering on the Promise of Employee Engagement
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
We're spending a lot of money on employee engagement, but not getting a good return. I think I know why
The Wells Fargo CEO Doesn't Understand Culture
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
If the CEOs out there are so much in a bubble that they believe their core values posters describe their culture in total, then maybe we shouldn't let them speak to the press
Culture is About How You Work. Engagement is Not.
MARCH 28, 2017
It's time we start facing some truths about the bellwether workforce measure of employee engagement - what it stands for, what it tells us, and what it's doing.or not.to our elusive pursuit of a better workplace
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
How WorkXO Began
DECEMBER 11, 2016
We're about to hit the 1-year mark, but the story of WorkXO goes back much farther than that
Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture [#MMCCon]
APRIL 16, 2017
WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project for associations, launching at ASAE's MM&C Conference in Washington DC on May 2-3.
Don't Be Afraid of Homework
APRIL 16, 2017
Homework sounds like a drag, but it is a critical part of doing culture work--and of leadership in general, for that matter. So ask yourself, are you willing to do what it takes to be a leader
On failure and being a whole person
AUGUST 12, 2016
Contrary to popular belief, people who have never failed are not superior than those who have. Do we really want to hire someone who has never failed over someone who has?
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.
Candy Everybody Wants: Quick and Easy Connections At Work
APRIL 25, 2016
I conducted training at our Daxko CSI Houston location. In a fit of spontaneity, one of the Houston team members and I started coveting a jar of candy on her desk. We got into a casual conversation about which candy we liked best: my Baby Ruth vs. her Mr. Goodbar. Find out what happened next
Purpose and Passion: Why your “true calling” doesn’t have to be just one thing
JUNE 11, 2016
For years I thought that in order for my work to really matter it had to be my passion. Or, I had to work for an organization with meaningful philanthropic mission, or simply have work that allowed me to directly make some sort of epic difference in the world.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Preserving Cultures that Work in the Fast-Moving Startup World
MAY 24, 2016
The big question we posed Dick Burke, CEO of VisaNow : “You’re a startup that has grown rapidly. As you continue to grow and evolve, what got you here, from a culture standpoint, might not get you there. What are the risks of changing so quickly?
The Real Reason Why Change is Hard
APRIL 5, 2016
Sure, people resist change, but the real reason most change fails is because we don't support our people to move through the basic stages of the change process
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
The Culture Chat: Caroline Miller on Grit
AUGUST 30, 2016
In this episode, we welcomed Caroline Miller, author of many books including the forthcoming Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose.
You Can't Buy a Culture
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Acquiring a new company can provide an opportunity for culture change, but you still have to roll up your sleeves and do the work
Dear United: I Solved Your Problems
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
United is an easy target these days, and I know it's a tough nut to crack, but there's one thing they MUST do first to turn things around
Unpacking the Workplace Genome: 8 Genetic Markers
APRIL 18, 2016
Curious about how our Workplace Genome assessment tool and discovery process works? This post explores the eight Culture Markers in more detail
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
The Culture Chat: How Carfax Builds a Winning Team Culture
APRIL 11, 2017
This episode is all about creating a Winning Team Culture, as CARFAX 's VP of Human Resources, Adrienne Webster, shared with us.
Don't Try to Be Google. Just Deliver What You Promised
OCTOBER 9, 2016
Authenticity is the new cool, people. Get clear on who you need to be as a culture and then make sure you actually deliver that. The talent is attracted to that
Applying Agile Software Development to Culture Work
FEBRUARY 12, 2017
The software world has learned that forcing a non-linear process into a linear planning and execution model is not the way to go. It's time that we applied that lesson to culture work
Why Don't Your People Innovate More?
APRIL 9, 2017
When we want things in our organizations (like innovation), we have to take a look beneath the surface to make sure we can deliver on our promises
2016 Training Program Best Practices
Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?
Your Culture Has a Trajectory
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Your culture is constantly evolving. So what are you doing about that