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Over the course of my two decades in journalism, I have met and interviewed everyone from the worker-owner of a corner deli to magnates of industry, and what separates the winners and loser is something very simple — working in a successful culture.

It doesn’t matter what size organization you are working or running — culture is key to achieving success.[…] Continue Reading »

The following is an excerpt from “Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness,” Fifth Edition, revised, by Aubrey C. Daniels, PhD., and Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., for Performance Management Publications, a division of Aubrey Daniels International Inc.

Success in business is defined by an organization’s ability to produce results. If you don’t make a profit, you will go out of business.[…] Continue Reading »

Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced “sha-SHEF-ski”) is amazing. As Coach K prepares to lead the Duke men’s basketball team to yet another run at the Final Four, consider what he’s already accomplished:

  • Four national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010),
  • Four gold medals as head coach of USA men’s national team, and
  • 980 career wins (most in NCAA history).

To truly appreciate the magnitude of his accomplishments, look at his 14-page biography on the Duke men’s basketball website.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is an excerpt from the Snippet e-book “Culture that Works: How Getting Serious About Culture Unlocks New Performance” (November 2013) by Jamie Notter. Notter is a consultant, speaker, and author who helps organizations perform better by strengthening their culture. An accomplished blogger, author, and speaker, Notter has written three books, including his most recent hardcover (with Maddie Grant), “Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.”

The online retailer Zappos is arguably the premiere poster child for company culture in today’s business world.[…] Continue Reading »

When I wrote about earning trust with co-workers last year, Rich Tafel of The Public Squared, a true leader in the public policy field, called to suggest that a closely related and equally important subject is corporate trust.

I immediately went and sat on my front porch and thought about Rich’s observation. I agree completely. This is a critical issue, and there is a real need for companies to commit to the long-term process of restoring trust.[…] Continue Reading »