Articles on: Culture

Want a better team? Try ‘Magical Feedback’…

You might not know this, but companies that place in the top 100 Best Places to Work substantially outperform other companies – in productivity, stock price, retention… pretty much across the board.  Why is that?  Because typically those companies have a great team culture and that makes a huge difference. Old school thinking would tell […]

Business Reflections on Super Bowl LII

Another Super Bowl is history.  Whether you watched it for the football game, the commercials, the halftime show or all the above, the Super Bowl is arguably the most hyped annual event of the year.  Even though NFL viewership is down it is still estimated that well over 100 million people tuned in for the […]

How Do I Keep My Employees From Running Over Me?

There was a great question posted recently in a Facebook group that’s driven a lot of good discussion.  The gist of the question is how to handle employees who are basically running wild – without coming down on them with a lot of rules and oversight.  Here are some more details from the question: “…as […]

The Power of Patience

  If you attend a Kansas City Royals game, touring the Royals Hall of Fame is a must, especially if you’ve never been.  Besides seeing the two World Series trophies and all the cool memorabilia, be sure to check out the Royals Dugout Theater.   The theater plays an inspiring video that tells the story of […]

Save the Drama for your Mama…!

Drama is a teamkiller. You expect it (and deal with it reluctantly) from your teenager, but it doesn’t have any place at work (it still happens far too frequently). A client of mine has an employee who thrives on drama.  Arguments, altercations, blame, complaints – anything that will draw attention. You’ve probably seen the type […]

Does Your Business have a Circle of Safety?

The Circle of Safety. In his latest book “Leaders Eat Last” Simon Sinek uses this term to describe businesses that thrive because everyone inside the circle looks out for each other.   There is trust inside the circle.  You don’t spend your day looking over your shoulder.  The Circle of Safety wraps around the entire company, […]