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June 15, 2015

3 Guideposts for Merging Corporate Cultures

Mergers are hard work. That’s why as many as 83% of mergers fail. Many times there exists a “my way or the highway” mentality and since companies are often acquired for their customers, technology, or both, people are left as an afterthought.

How do we set ourselves up for success in this new environment? I’ve been through the process a few times and in my experience your best bet for success is echoed by Ben Horowitz when he says “take care of the people, the products, and then the profits- in that order.” Keeping that mantra in mind, I've boiled it down to 3 bullets to serve as guideposts on the people road.

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June 11, 2015

How to Manage the 5 Reasons You’re Losing Sales Reps

There are loads of reasons employees leave. According to Gallup the 5 main reasons employees leave your company are:

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June 11, 2015

Penny Wise and Culture Foolish

As we grow our business we are always looking for ways to improve it, ways to measure and apply focus, more efficient ways to achieve our goals. Most of these optimizations have historically had little to do with the most expensive asset of our business: our people.

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June 09, 2015

Replacing Culture Change with Culture Alignment for a Corporate Win

For the last couple months, we've covered a lot of really great culture topics in our blog series.  We started with the 5 Tenets of Culture, spent some time discussing Millennials and their impact on the workplace, and lastly, have discussed how the world has changed but meanwhile, corporations have not.

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June 02, 2015

3 Leadership Tips from Libby Sartain

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May 27, 2015

Culture Changes- Why They Fail

Culture Changes – Why They Fail

The change-management industry has long defined culture alignment as aligning your culture with your mission, strategy and goals (MSGs). This is immensely important. But we’re doing corporate America (and the rest of the world) a destructive and costly disservice because the laser focus on business processes as the root of change has led to a shameful 19 percent success rate (5). The reason is because the viewpoint is incomplete and, while well-meaning, relies on an outdated model of human behavior that assumes that if we just properly align sticks and carrots we can accomplish our goals via our workers.

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May 21, 2015

[Slideshow] The World Has Changed, Corporations Have Not

The world and human workforce is ever evolving.  It's time to visit the new frontier of human capital management- Culture.  In this quick slideshow, we'll investigate the old way of maximizing human output and how that compares to today.  

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May 19, 2015

The World Has Changed, Corporations Have Not (Part 2)

The World Has Changed, Corporations Have Not (Part 2)

Before you read this, check out Part 1 here and then come back.  

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May 13, 2015

The World Has Changed, Corporations Have Not (Part 1)

In 1957 the U.S. hit an inflection point. (1)

For the first time, we started thinking more than producing. White-collar workers outnumbered blue-collar workers. Since then the spread between the two has only increased but we have not changed our mindset or our systems to help get the best from those who do the work. We have moved from an industrial age to an age of human potential that drives work.

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May 11, 2015

The Culture of Cycling

I spent my college and postgraduate years chasing cycling victories so in the spirit of National Bike to Work Month, I’m going to explore just one aspect of cycling and how this can apply to the business arena. I wish I’d spent more time focusing on the team, and less time pointing to what I didn’t have. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way and one I strive to apply in my life today.

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