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Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Just ask Target, General Motors and the Veterans Affairs Department
Culture That Counts -- 5 Ways to Dramatically Boost Employee Satisfaction

Culture That Counts -- 5 Ways to Dramatically Boost Employee Satisfaction

These elements (mostly) don't cost an employer a dime but may do wonders in warming up the office climate.
Does the Company With the Best Break Room Win?

Does the Company With the Best Break Room Win?

Create a space that not only lives up to the organization's culture but that can also function as a recruiting tool.
A Rare Glimpse Inside Apple University, the Company's Covert Training Grounds

A Rare Glimpse Inside Apple University, the Company's Covert Training Grounds

In exquisitely austere classrooms, Apple employees are taught brand values and corporate history by a full-time staff that hails from Yale, Harvard and M.I.T.
Think Culture is About Ping-Pong Tables? You Are Wrong.

Think Culture is About Ping-Pong Tables? You Are Wrong.

Founders often confuse culture with perks. It shouldn't be about free lunches or happy hours but rather the direct result of the values a company holds.
These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

Around the world, organizations are doing good things to revitalize the places where they reside.
4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.
Could a Great Corporate Culture Be Bad for Employees?

Could a Great Corporate Culture Be Bad for Employees?

Even the most progressive company that sets the standards for excellence in its human resource practices could fail when the wrong people are brought on board.
How McDonald's Made Me a Better Businessman

How McDonald's Made Me a Better Businessman

The fast-food franchise king served up long-lasting lessons to the eventual founder of Edible Arrangements.
12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)

12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)

A team is only ever as powerful as its captain. If your staff seems to be drifting, then take a good hard look in the mirror.
Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Do Startup Cultures Have to Be Profane?

Swearing and obscenity grant psychological release but they may turn off potential customers and thwart career advancement.
10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

10 Insights from 10 Years Running a Business

If you aren't afraid to fail, quit your day job, hire people smarter than yourself or work very hard, you can succeed.
5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow

5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow

Here's a roundup of fun ways to keep the startup team -- and entrepreneur types -- inspired.
Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Consider these four ways to recruit (and retain) great Gen Y talent before the competition lures it away.
Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

Stop Fixing Women to Act Like Men

The authors of 'Gender Intelligence,' out this month, argue companies should recognize the value of thinking differently and blend the talents of men and women -- at all levels of leadership.
Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Job seekers who mesh well with an organization are also more likely to stick around, saving employers costly employee turnover,
The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

In this tale of two cities, the principals built a startup while living hundreds of miles away. Here are their insights.
Study Your Team Now to Make the Best Hire Later

Study Your Team Now to Make the Best Hire Later

The hiring process will always have too much guesswork if it is all about the candidate. You can't be certain the new hire is a good fit until you've methodically evaluate the strengths and talents of your staff.
A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

For an organization to enjoy long-term, sustained growth, all three elements need to work in harmony.
5 Characteristics Shared by the Most Successful Organizations

5 Characteristics Shared by the Most Successful Organizations

Companies, like individuals, make mistakes to learn from and have successes to replicate. Applying knowledge across an organization is the key to success for people and businesses.
What Leaders Can Learn From the NFL's Draft of the First Openly Gay Player

What Leaders Can Learn From the NFL's Draft of the First Openly Gay Player

This moment can provide lessons and insight for businesses about how they should address matters of workplace diversity.
With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?
Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company's Culture and Deliver Results

Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company's Culture and Deliver Results

See what a few innovative organizations are doing to foster information sharing, improve the work produced and better employee retention.
Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.

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