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Give Me Some Respect

Nov 21, 2017

“I just want some respect. Give me some respect!” What a silly comment. Everybody wants some respect.  Everybody wants to be respected for something whether they acknowledge it or not.  Who in their right mind would ask for some disrespect? I just had an employee asking me to tell someone else to respect him. My…

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Un-Answered Questions

Nov 17, 2017

I just finished a two-hour conversation and walked away without a single answer. Frustrating! I’m sure we all know people who seem incapable of answering a simple question. One of my best friends growing up had a mother like that. “Is Jimmy home,” I would ask. Even though that sounded simple, her response was “What…

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Keeping Your Culture

Nov 14, 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. Changing your businesses culture is hard work. And once those changes start to manifest themselves through your entire business,…

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Changing Your Culture – Step 4

Nov 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. So far, we have decided what we want our culture to be, we have converted that culture into a…

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Changing Your Culture – Step 3

Nov 7, 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. Simply selecting a set of corporate vales and hanging them in the lobby is not a guarantee that changes…

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Changing Your Culture – Steps 1 & 2

Nov 3, 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. I see four overall steps to changing your current corporate culture. The first is defining your new culture as described in…

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What Should Your Culture Be?

Oct 31, 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. To this point you have acknowledged that: Knowing your business’s culture is important. You have strategically asked your business’s…

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Your Negative Culture

Oct 27, 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. From your list of feedback on what others think of your reputation, you have divided them into groups of…

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Your Positive Culture

Oct 24, 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. From the exercise listed in the previous blog, you have collected a list of what others think of your…

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Discover Your Culture

Oct 20, 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. To understand how culture affects our business, we need to understand the existing culture within our business. As discussed before,…

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