Month: October 2017

Chief Culture Officers: Guiding Corporate Culture for Success

Chief Culture Officer

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” That quippy line, attributed to famous management guru Peter Drucker, seems to have taken on new significance with companies over the past decade. Corporate culture is showing up in the news with increasing frequency, often in reference to negative cultural attributes contributing to shady business practices or toxic work environments. While these negative cultures can show up in companies of any age, a lot of recent news has been focused on startups, like Uber, which employed questionable business tactics and had numerous recurring issues with sexism. Likewise, fellow tech-unicorn Zenefits’ culture was infamous – with

15 Myers Briggs® Personality Type Charts of Fictional Characters


Let’s face it — learning about our Myers Briggs® type can be pretty darn fun. Reading through the lists of traits and saying, “Man, that’s so me!” Comparing your traits with those of friends and family is especially entertaining. We think to ourselves, hmm, that’s why my co-worker Jackie and I get along so well, or that’s why my Uncle Bob drives me nuts. It provides a little framework and puts words to things we knew somewhat intuitively, but never quite put our finger on. With the amount of time we spend streaming video and with our noses in pop-fiction books,

3 Post Meeting Questions to Support Better Decision Making and Get Things Done

Have you ever walked away from a lengthy meeting or conversation, one chock full of discussion and strategizing, and later thought to yourself, “Wait, did we actually decide on anything?” Often the answer is fuzzy. You may have thought you decided on something, but aren’t sure how the others saw things. Maybe there was consensus on a decision, but no follow-up steps. Or you don’t know who would be tasked with completing the assignments that said decision would imply. It’s not uncommon that one of two things happen – that either nothing gets done, despite everyone agreeing on a particular