I Have Good News and Bad News: Which Would You Like First?

I was sitting in a performance management meeting recently when I heard the manager say the dreaded words, “I have good news and bad news.”…

The Seven Keys to a Stronger Corporate Culture: A Case Study of Wakanda

All organizations, regardless of size, industry, location, or age, have a culture. Culture defines an organization’s identity. It distinguishes how we make decisions, the ways…

Are You the Voice of Reason? The Influential Impact of Speaking Rather Than Writing

When your phones rings, do you ever get annoyed that someone has the nerve to want to talk? Wouldn’t a text suffice, or maybe a…

Your Organization’s Gatorade Shower: What Your Celebration Says About Your Culture

The ways an organization celebrates wins says a lot about their culture. Just look at the National Football League. Regardless of whether you’re a sports…

Don’t Let Normalization Drag You Down: Three Ways to Avoid Lowering the Bar

If you are like most of us, you’ve worked a stint in a company with a toxic culture. When we’re in these situations, it’s shocking…