Elevating Our Guiding Principles from “What” to “Why”

Throughout my career and life, I’ve found that one thing that unites all the businesses I admire, regardless of size or industry, is a strong sense of mission, vision and values, and a determined adherence to live these ideals in every decision they make. To that end, I’ve been considering how we can all work toward the type of messages and actions that set these organizations and people apart, and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

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Lessons from the Fascinating World of Workplace Culture

A healthy culture is something that nearly everyone agrees is critical to success, yet few, if any, have truly figured out. There are many wonderful treatises on culture, yet the application of the vast array of theories and frameworks available is so often rendered nearly useless in practice, as the mix of human beings and their personalities at every organization is truly unique. While I'm not a culture expert by any stretch of the imagination, I wanted to share with you a few of the lessons I’ve learned (such as they are) from my own experiences. I'd love to hear your thoughts about culture in the comments as well.

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