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Purpose-Led Cultures

Many companies recognize the need to focus on their purpose, but don’t really understand what it means to be ‘purpose-led.’

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Outsourcing and the Future of Work

Companies need flexibility. They need to bring together the right people and expertise for a specific effort, and they need to get project teams collaborating quickly. Outsourcing may be the answer.

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What is Organizational Culture?

New to the culture conversation? This week we get back to the basics answering the questions we get the most often– from ‘What is Culture?’ to the impact of leaders, and culture can be used to move strategies forward.

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Scalable Culture Initiatives

When leaders choose to invest in people and culture initiatives, they are looking for both quick wins and long term ROI. Stories can help teams go deeper, faster while fostering a common language that scales for sustained impact.

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How to Build a Positive and Productive Team Culture

We caught up with communication coaches Robin Miller and Hilary Blair, hearing about how they use Archetypes to help teams build trust, reframe feedback, play to their strengths, shift from blame to accountability, and work their way through what Brené Brown calls ‘rumble’.

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How a Personal Artifact Connects Colleagues

In this conversation, organizational development professional Todd Sazdoff shares an impactful exercise he uses in leadership development courses. We hear insights on how leaders can retain staff and engage employees while managing teams remotely.

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Why Culture is like Integrative Medicine

You see, when most successful clients got it—they got it. They understood who they were, how to communicate both internally and to the market, and they were able to use culture work for so many purposes. Culture was the thread that weaved through the success and ultimate impact of these clients.

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Archetypes on the TEDx Stage

In this TEDx talk, Hilary Blair explores how a shift to Archetypes–the shared roles of the story of our lives–can assist us in expanding our views of others to create a more diverse and inclusive culture.

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This Crisis is the Curriculum

How are you responding and what are you learning? Are you in a reaction mode, feeling triggered and falling back into default behaviors that devolve relationships? Or are you using this time to pause and consider how to up-level your resilience, bringing your best to new challenges?

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Let Your Culture be Your Guide

Times of crisis are a test for even the healthiest of organizations. If you’ve been actively focused on your culture and people, now is the time to put the results to work.

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A Cautionary Tale on Leadership and Culture

But the two leaders had very different strategies when it came to team development and being the face of the firm. The founder spoke strongly and with conviction; the team relied on him for structure and stability. The right hand’s supporting Everyperson and Innocent Archetypes tended to be more democratic and accommodating.

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