The success of Pixar and Disney Animation begs the question: what’s the secret sauce? In a word, it's “culture,” i.e. the shared attitudes, language and behavior that consistently produce excellence in a given endeavor.
Michael Lee Stallard, president of E Pluribus Partners, speaks, teaches workshops and coaches leaders. He is the author of the upcoming book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work (Association for Talent Development). Follow Michael on his blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or on LinkedIn.
Are you performing at the top of your game at work? Or are you struggling, losing interest, or so stressed that you’d just like to walk away? To recognize what is driving either end, consider these six universal human needs and how each is being met, or not, in your job.
By building connection and community with employees first, encouraging frontline employees to connect, and making it easy for customers to connect with one another, you will reap the competitive advantage of community in your business.
Change is hard. It requires energy and effort. Some people relish change; most resist, consciously or unconsciously. For them change is uncomfortable at best, painful at worst. CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them.
Will Jackson end his career in a blaze of glory or will the Knicks and New York City reduce him to smoldering ashes? Despite the obstacles, I’m betting on the former. And there will be a lesson for CEOs in watching Jackson in action.
Our research shows the best leaders communicate an inspiring vision and live it, value people and give them a voice. Here are seven of the 100+ best practices that leaders can use to engage people.
With the U.S. presidential race heating up, and as we head toward the first of the crowded Republican primary debates, how will you assess which candidate would restore trust and confidence in American leadership?
A personal story of how an organization's spirt and culture is saving lives.
Most diet and exercise resolutions fail because people try to do them alone.
The remarkable turnaround of Ford led by Alan Mulally -- without U.S. government financial aid -- provides an outstanding example of how to gain competitive advantage through organizational culture.