recognizing employees

Why Are You Recognizing Employees in the First Place?

Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate […] Read moreRead More»

change management

Change Management: Resistance to Change is a Myth!

The CEO was clearly exasperated. The HR director was reporting on the slowness of integrating two cultures from a recent acquisition. The change management consultant was pleading for leader patience. “Hell, I can’t afford to be patient,” barked the CEO. “I know people resist change, but they better get on board fast or we won’t […] Read moreRead More»

entrepreneurial culture

12 Entrepreneurial Culture Elements That Should Be Integrated Into Corporate Culture

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Twelve entrepreneurs share which elements of their entrepreneurial culture they would insist on taking with them to a corporate job if they were to give up their position…. Read More»

digital natives

3 Ways to Prep Your Company’s Internal Tech for Digital Natives

Tech-savvy and used to multitasking, people with the Millennial mindset are always plugged into some sort of device, and they are incredibly fickle and impatient when it comes to the design, efficiency, and user experience of a digital product. If they don’t like it, they won’t use it. But it’s not their fault. Hypercompetition and the power of choice are major contributing factors. There are multiple software-as-a-service products for any need you might have, and they’re only a click or two away (and often free)…. Read More»

conscious bias

Why You Need to Pay More Attention to Your Conscious Bias

We often hear about unconscious biases, why we need to be aware of them, how to discover them, and how to eliminate them. But what about conscious biases? How do we manage those? We focus on an unconscious bias because it sounds nicer than conscious bias. It’s not our fault; we’re not doing it on purpose. More interestingly, as a Skyline Group International colleague, Laura Taylor, put it: what about acknowledging you made your conscious bias unconscious because of denial or guilt?… Read More»

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