Articles that discuss company culture

14 02, 2019

How to get work done in the interruption economy

2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00

Everyday interruptions at work can be a key barrier to managing your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to your success. Because your day only has so many hours in it, a handful of small interruptions can rob you of the time you need to achieve your goals and be successful in your [...]

How to get work done in the interruption economy2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00
4 01, 2019

Are you time-rich or time-poor? It depends on if you feel in control of your time

2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00

Are you busy right now? Are you behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or already this year? You’re not alone. It’s a common problem. In fact, it’s a problem so common it may qualify as a new epidemic: We’ve got no time. Too busy. Overwhelmed by work, family obligations, and [...]

Are you time-rich or time-poor? It depends on if you feel in control of your time2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00
3 01, 2019

Time management is a lie

2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00

Time management is a lie we need to stop telling ourselves It’s an illusion. It’s not real. Out of all the things we can manage in our life, time isn’t one of them. We can’t start it or stop it, can’t slow it down or speed it up. We can’t store it, manufacture it, or trade it. [...]

Time management is a lie2019-01-10T18:56:23+00:00
10 04, 2018

If you’re not developing your culture, it will develop itself

2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00

When we talk about company culture or organizational culture, at its simplest level, we’re talking about “How we do things around here.”   It can be difficult to be aware and objective about your company culture— because employees adopt your culture by observing you and other co-workers. Sometimes their interpretation of your culture is not [...]

If you’re not developing your culture, it will develop itself2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00
30 03, 2018

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important

2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00

The Eisenhower Matrix is a presidential insight about productivity: soon after Eisenhower became president, he visited the campus of Northwestern University to deliver an address. What he said changed the thinking about “productivity” forever. He said: “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never [...]

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important2019-01-10T18:56:27+00:00
23 03, 2018

3 behaviors of great leaders

2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00

Most of us recognize a leader when we see one. Because, most leaders seem to possess a common set of behaviors. It seems that great leadership is more bold action than intellectual capacity. Here are three of the behaviors I have recognized in great leaders. Great leaders thrive on simplicity. They bring clarity to the complex. [...]

3 behaviors of great leaders2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00
26 10, 2017

3 steps to reaching the top

2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00

Mountain climbers have known it all along: Reaching the top involves performing three steps over and over again. These are the same steps that will help you implement and manage change in your company. Not far from our downtown Salt Lake City offices are the Wasatch Mountains that offer world-class skiing and several of [...]

3 steps to reaching the top2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00
18 10, 2017

What’s a habit and why should I care?

2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00

Behaviors are the foundation of processes--and at the foundation of behaviors are habits. Habits consist of three elements. In fact, these three elements govern any habit. Let’s start at the beginning... What is a habit?   It’s a shortcut for the brain, habits makes things more efficient. How do habits work?   Charles Duhig breaks [...]

What’s a habit and why should I care?2019-01-10T18:56:35+00:00
20 09, 2017

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication

2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00

Effective communication is the real work of leadership—and a skill you can learn. Learning how to engage Assertive Respectful communication will improve every aspect of your life. Do you have any processes that aren’t yielding the results you were hoping for? Most of us do, right? S0, what do you do about it? Is it [...]

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00
13 09, 2017

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change

2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00

Every change, large or small, presents known and unknown opportunities and dangers. If you’re currently leading an organization or team through a change, being able to identify and articulate these opportunities and dangers is essential. How do you go about identifying these? By working with your group on an ODI list. With an ODI list, [...]

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00
6 09, 2017

What’s a Process Culture, why you need it, how to get it

2019-01-10T18:56:38+00:00

What happens when everyday, every employee’s behavior, attitude, and practices bring you closer to your strategic objectives? Then you have a “Process Culture.” Here are the 5 ways you can develop your Process Culture. What's a Process Culture? If you’ve ever had a Big Mac at McDonald's, you’ve probably noticed it tastes the same whether [...]

What’s a Process Culture, why you need it, how to get it2019-01-10T18:56:38+00:00
23 08, 2017

How to create concise and clear process instructions

2019-01-10T18:56:39+00:00

Over the past few years, we’ve purchased furniture from various retailers. I mean the type of furniture that comes in boxes with nuts and bolts and tools—and if you’re lucky—with instructions. We’ve had wonderful experiences where it  comes out right, and horrible ones when it takes much longer than it’s supposed to—often requiring reassembly at [...]

How to create concise and clear process instructions2019-01-10T18:56:39+00:00