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Posted On October 14, 2015By Patricia PalleschiIn Missions

Soul-Sucking Or Awesome? Your Culture, Your Choice!

by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency… Employees often tell me that the culture of an organization can encourage them to be productive or be so soul-sucking that they’re dying (figuratively, I hope) to leave. Culture is one powerful aspect of your organization… and it doesn’t take a penny to improve. Here’s how. What is “Organization Culture,” anyway? If it were a game of hide and seek, culture is hard to hide and easy to find. Sociologists describe culture as a “social identity built on group membership” (adaptedRead More
Reed Hastings
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Sees Value In Brilliant Jerks… LinkedIn’s wall is degenerating fast. It used to focus on careers and business discussions. Now it’s becoming Facebook, complete with people playing games and inspirational quotes. For example, I recently came across the above meme about Neflix CEO Reed Hastings, who has built a mighty empire. As a Netflix customer, I respect a lot of what Hastings has accomplished — but I don’t necessarily think his HR policies work for everyone. Case in point:Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Hardcore Differentiation Advocate Thanks to the jury in the Apple-Samsung case, product differentiation is now mandated in the marketplace (at least in the smartphone industry). Unfortunately, differentiation — and creativity and boldness — are harder to come by, despite every company’s claim of “leadership.” That’s what inspired this sardonic rant. Here’s hoping it won’t take more jury decisions to spark more creativity in the world… I’m always amazed by what I can learn about businesses on the Internet. For example,Read More
Bull
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Semi-Professional Bull Wrangler; photo by Forum concoursvaches.fr via Wikimedia Commons… Pass the paper bag, I’ve got emotion sickness. I’m perusing Harvard Business Publishing’s website, and a headline snags my eye: “Use the Downtown to Your Advantage“. Hmm, that sounds compelling. What kind of killer advice could the gurus of Harvard Business bestow upon us mere mortals? What I subsequently read makes my eyes roll like rubber dice on a craps table in a 6.7 earthquake.Read More