Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

The Antidote to Small Talk

Charlie Judy

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. We experimented with his "novel" approach to see if we could reinfuse the true art of conversation into the world-of-work. It seems to have resonated.

The Right Kind of Grit May Not Be What You Think It Is

Maddie Grant

Our Culture Chat podcasts have sparked so much conversation that we're inviting our podcast interviewees to post a few thoughts following their podcast interview. Here's a follow up to our conversation with Caroline Miller, Author of Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose.

Steak, Potatoes or Parsley - Which One are You?

Maddie Grant

Our Culture Chat podcasts have sparked so much conversation that we're inviting our podcast interviewees to post a few thoughts following their podcast interview. Here's the first such post, a follow up to our conversation with Erin Diehl at Improve It.

Don't Try to Be Google. Just Deliver What You Promised

Jamie Notter

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.

A Manifesto for Being Amazing at Work

Susan Cato

I love manifestos. I love the way they clearly and passionately articulate how things should or could be and provide guidance about how to get there. I was recently inspired by WorkXO's  The Future Of Work Manifesto and Gretchen Rubin's series of manifestos, so I decided to write my own about something I spend a lot of time doing: working.

Don't Copy Hubspot's Culture Slide Deck

Jamie Notter

Culture slide decks have become a "thing," but before you hire a marketing firm to develop yours, make sure you know what your culture actually is (and why).

The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent

Maddie Grant

Webinar recordings from our series hosted by QuestionPro. Learn to create authentic branding and engage top talent. Join WorkXO founders and employee engagement experts Jamie Notter and Charlie Judy as they explore the hottest HR topics.

Why We've Got It Wrong About Bringing Our True Selves To Work

Maddie Grant

Authenticity that stops other people doing their best work - that's not the right kind. We want to be authentic for a purpose - to do better work.  Only then can we figure out how to actually allow for everyone's true selves to be valued.

Spending Time in the Trenches

As leaders, it’s easy to see smiling faces in the hallway or get decent results on the latest employee engagement survey and assume all is well.  But how do you know?  What’s the cost of assuming?

On failure and being a whole person

Susan Cato

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?  Resilience and resourcefulness arise from failure - how can we truly know about the stuff we are made of if it has never been put to the test?

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