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What’s Your Culture?

Oct 17, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on corporate culture.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs to explore previous material on evaluating, changing and establishing your corporate culture within the business context. Every organization has a culture. Your culture, good or bad, seen or unseen, is what keeps your organization together…

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Definition of Corporate Culture

Oct 13, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on corporate culture.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs to explore previous material on evaluating, changing and establishing your corporate culture within the business context. We are focusing on the definition of culture and how culture operates in a business environment. As described in…

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Definition of Culture

Oct 10, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on corporate culture.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs to explore previous material on evaluating, changing and establishing your corporate culture within the business context. My Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online) lists six different definition of culture. An online search produces dozens more.  My take-away is…

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Why Worry About Culture

Oct 6, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on corporate culture.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs to explore previous material on evaluating, changing and establishing your corporate culture within the business context. Before we get into the meat of the discussion about culture, it is important to understand why as business…

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Corporate Culture – An Introduction

Oct 3, 2017

One of the best byproducts of writing a book is the large amount of accumulated knowledge; some of it is in my book, some still in my file cabinet, and some still stuck in my head. Corporate culture is a topic that is still stuck in my head.  While corporate culture was not expressly addressed…

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Affirmation

Sep 29, 2017

How do you feel when someone tells you “You are doing a fantastic job.” How about when you are congratulated, thanked, and bragged about? I try to be an attentive boss and give compliments and affirmation as soon as I see the need. When someone wins a zoning approval before a contentious commission, they deserved…

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Bad Service

Sep 26, 2017

My intent is to always be blogging about current issues I am experiencing in my business and how the Bible is useful in not only arriving at a solution but at teaching me how to handle similar solutions in the future. My hypothesis is the Bible is the source for great information, not only in…

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I’m Just Looking Out for Myself

Sep 22, 2017

A chasm exists between the business attitude toward selfishness and the biblical commandment for humility. What got me thinking about selfishness was an article subtitle “Be a little greedy with your own needs and make the world around you better in the process.” This article reflected what many other business industry publications have long been saying –…

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Happy Employees

Sep 19, 2017

I’m having a great day; everything is going my way, the sun is shining, and I’m feeling good. You could make the argument that I’m happy and I’d probably agree. If you did not know me, you might think it’s my circumstances that makes me happy. But if you spent time with me, you would…

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Go Ahead – Whine

Sep 15, 2017

Go ahead and whine, or don’t. One of the most important functions of leadership is listening — really listening. Empathetic listening.  Active listening. The problem with listening is that the speaker, the one you are listening to, is often not cooperating. They are not always in a rational, logical state of mind. More often than…

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