Business

Do You Need Individualism in the Workplace?

In every job I’ve ever had, I’ve always been complimented by the executives over me, employees working with me, and the customers I was trying to please. I’ve had nearly 40 different jobs in my lifetime—everything from moving company truck driver to real estate loan broker to sales consultant to fraud investigator. I’ve always received…

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What Gives the Most ROI?

No matter whether your company is small, medium, large, or Amazon-like, you want to get the best return on investment for your company. The best way to get that return is to invest in your company’s culture. The only way to do that is to invest in what creates your culture. And what is that?…

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Become a Soft Skills Expert

Sometime back, I emailed Professor James Heckman—Economist, Nobel Laureate, and an expert in the economics of human development. I requested permission to quote him regarding his research into soft skills. He graciously granted it, and here is his quote: “We now have very hard evidence that you have to have soft skills in order to…

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Small Business’s #1 Culture Killer

I have heard more than once from smaller business owners (10 to 50 staff) that they don’t think culture is as important for their business as it is for companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, Tesla, etc. I think it’s more likely that they just don’t understand what a positive culture can do for them compared…

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A Better Way to a Happy Employee

There are a lot of HR experts talking about ways to improve employee engagement or the employee experience to make employees happier. All the different ways I’ve read about online have some workability. However, what they all lack is durability. For example, I’ve seen that a lot of culture experts are preaching appreciation or recognition…

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