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The Power of Using Rituals in Company Culture

The concept of practicing rituals at work may seem a bit odd. We often associate them with religious customs or recreational activities like athletics, where they carry a lot of symbolism. In these situations, rituals are used to unify people in...

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From a Mentoring Program to a Mentoring Culture

Your organization probably sponsored a mentoring program at one time or another. But there’s a good chance the program ended. What caused it to fail? Was it a lack of dedicated mentors? Or indifferent mentees? Most likely, the root cause was that...

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The Pitfalls of Projecting a “Family Culture” at Work

“We’re like a family here” is a statement that jobseekers often hear from companies during the recruiting process. The organizations want to convey that they have a supportive, kindred team. And on the surface, the familial model sounds appealing....

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Be What You Want to See: Leading by Example

Your actions speak louder than words. Do as I say, not as I do. Honesty is the best policy. Be the change you want to see.

You may look upon these maxims as trite things your mother always said. But Mom was a leadership wizard. Just as you absorbed...

Your Employer Brand Attract and Retain Top Talent?

Does Your Employer Brand Attract and Retain Top Talent?

Business leaders have long focused on building brand awareness to attract customers. Companies jostle for recognition of their products and services and do what they can to stand out in a crowded marketplace. They create attention-grabbing logos,...