Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

4 Ways To Strengthen Your Culture in the Next 12 Months

September 1, 2016
Jamie Notter

Yes, culture change CAN take a long time--but it doesn't have to.

The Culture Chat: Caroline Miller on Grit

August 31, 2016
Maddie Grant

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. Her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success provides a fascinating topic for discussion around how Grit connects with workplace culture. Check it out!

It's Not Really About the Millennials

August 25, 2016
Charlie Judy

All this talk about Millennials puts us on one of two sides of the argument: 1) "shut the hell up, I can't take it any more" or 2) "yep, makes sense. let's get on that." It turns out that it doesn't really matter what side you're on, because it's not really about the Millennials anyway. 

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

August 24, 2016
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.

Getting Past the Trophy Thing

August 23, 2016
Jamie Notter

We obsess over how many trophies Millennials got growing up, and think it has ruined them as a generation, but maybe it's OUR problem, not theirs. 

Spending Time in the Trenches

August 21, 2016

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?

The Culture Chat Podcast: Culture as a Living, Breathing Thing

August 19, 2016
Maddie Grant

In this edition, Jamie and Charlie chat with David Neff, co-author of the book IGNITE : Setting your Organization’s Culture on Fire with Innovation.  Our big question was "what does it mean for culture to be a living and breathing thing?"

#CultureChat: The Real Link Between Engagement and Culture

August 19, 2016
Jamie Notter

Join us for #culturechat on Thursday, August 25th at 1pm ET. The topic: engagement and culture. 

Why Generation X Cares About Culture

August 17, 2016
Jamie Notter

Suddenly I'm noticing a lot more people coming to sessions on culture. And they're mostly my age. Hmmmm.

On failure and being a whole person

August 13, 2016
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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