Culture Counts in Investor Decisions

If you are reading this post we can assume you think culture is important. But investment in culture lags behind some of the other key contributors to performance: Brand, people, technology, process. So perhaps culture’s impact on performance is not universally believed. Executives have to focus first and foremost on those elements which will deliver … Continued

How CEOs Can Adopt a 21st-century Approach to Communication

The best corporate leaders make it a priority to communicate effectively as they navigate this hyper-connected, unforgiving Twitter era. They realize that every word and deed is vulnerable to public scrutiny and intense criticism. Yet many senior leadership circles still tend to shun the field of communications, considering it too ‘soft’. In this opinion piece, … Continued

No Time to Be Nice at Work

MEAN bosses could have killed my father. I vividly recall walking into a hospital room outside of Cleveland to see my strong, athletic dad lying with electrodes strapped to his bare chest. What put him there? I believe it was work-related stress. For years he endured two uncivil bosses. Rudeness and bad behavior have all … Continued

7 Habits Of Considerate People

“Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree.” – Marian Wright Edelman Edelman, a renowned American activist, not only dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of disadvantaged children, but also served as a strong advocate for acting with consideration toward others. Being … Continued