Culture is everywhere, and it matters. Where’s your culture now, and how can it improve?

Life’s Short and Time Flies

It's 5:00 AM in Munich, Germany, and I can't sleep due a mixture of excitement and regret... My excitement comes from progress with the Rip Red Tape initiative. I'm halfway into my two-week immersion with HR organizations and mentors in Germany, and am looking forward...

Annual Leave Limit = Dumb

Does your job allow you 10 days of vacation per year, or is it closer to 20 or 30? Let's split the difference: out of 365.25 days per year, not including weekends and holidays, imagine that we get 15 days of paid vacation per year, allotted by our employer. That's...


“Lead, Follow, or Get Out the Way” for Office Dynamics

In his song "Long Live the Chief" the artist Jidenna delivers wise words: "You can either lead, follow, or get out the way." These words apply perfectly to office dynamics. In every corporate situation there are leaders, followers, and people who get in the way....

Be on a Mission to Reach Potential, feat. The 1976 Hoosiers

The 1976 Indiana Hoosiers are considered by many experts to be the best men's college basketball team ever assembled. They boast the most recent undefeated season in men's NCAA history, and are "still unmatched by future generations." What makes this team unique isn't...

When Peer Accountability Gets Toxic

In our work-lives we are encouraged to keep tabs on one another in order to ensure general well-being at work and at home. This might include asking how someone is feeling if she is late on a deadline, or making sure someone is doing alright at home if he is out of...


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