Seeking Out the Curious Idealists

In my experience, too many interviews, hiring processes and internal cultural guidelines focus only on optimism, pessimism and realism in reviewing the qualifications for "good" candidates. In this post, I introduce a new personality profile to the professional mix: The Curious Idealist.

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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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