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State the Obvious: The Key to Employee Communications

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Here’s the deal: Employees always know what’s going on in the organization so why not tell them? State the obvious. After listening to thousands of employees in focus groups and surveys, two simple truths emerge: 1. Employees always know what is really going on; and, 2. Employees always want more communication from leadership. Then why do organizations go through the charade […]

Five Corporate Cultures That Will Suck the Life Out of You

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I have often heard the claim, “We Don’t Have a Corporate Culture Here!!!” Yes you do. You just won’t admit it. It’s the first indicator of living in a culture that is where fun goes to die. The culture is what you walk into every day. Many academic definitions of corporate cultures exist but there are very simple […]

The Smart Frog Always Jumps

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The parable of the frog that is slowly murdered by hanging around in ever increasing hot water is a lie. Don’t believe it.  You know the fable: If a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out to live a long productive life. But if the frog is put in cool water that is then brought to a boil slowly, it […]