New Generations Are Spawning! Birth of the Nano-Generation

Just when we thought the hype about millennials might die down to a dull roar so we could get back to treating people like, well, people, some consultant needed to… Get the Rest

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality  

This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in

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The Day The Google Died

OK, died might be strong.  But contracted a fatal disease that will one day make it perish?  Accurate... If there's one thing we know through the annuals of time

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Lunch is for Wimps, So Keep Staring at Your Phone

Remember when owning a mobile phone was a symbol of success? You know, the Motorola monster Michael Douglas, aka Gordon Gekko, aka "Awww, lunch is for wimps", wielded

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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the

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Nobody Gets a Great Idea When They’re Being Chased by a Lion

I subscribe to the old adage that there's nothing new under the sun. But once in awhile even I get gobsmacked (as the British like to say) by a new

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The Chicago Cubs and Cultural Fit

Major League Baseball regular season games start this weekend. As a lifelong and passionate Cardinals fan, the idea of writing a post about the Chicago Cubs and their

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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

I'm starting this post with an animated GIF below.  Email subscribers need to click through to see it.  Do that now if you need to, because this post

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A Lesson From Uber: You Are What Your Culture Says You Are – Like It or Not

Why do so many people think that companies only focus on building strong, positive workplace cultures? The fact is, organizations are ALWAYS building their culture -- whether they mean