Transform Culture

Nov
24

Want a more welcoming workplace? Stop doing these 2 things

We’ve seen it time and time again — new hires struggling to navigate the ins and outs of their position while trying to fit into the culture and get along with their new teams. This process becomes even more difficult when senior staff or members dismiss, belittle, haze or refuse to help their new team […]

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Nov
19

The 4 Ps of success

To be a top-performing organization, your company must squash the competition in every area.  To get there, business coach John Spence recommends focusing on the four Ps of success: passion, persistence, practice and pattern recognition.  MORE: How to attract top talent Spence is a big fan of breaking daunting concepts like success into simple, bite-sized […]

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Nov
17

6 building blocks to an innovative culture

For association professionals and organizational leaders, innovation should always be top of mind. But in order to accomplish meaningful change, your organization has to have the right foundation to support the experimentation and expectations true innovation brings. Having an innovative culture allows your organization to focus on and support its teams during their attempts to […]

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Oct
28

Are you a good leader? Then you have these 3 qualities

Good leaders tend to share three key qualities: competence, emotional quotient and adaptability. That’s according to business consultant John Spence, who outlined those attributes in a TEDx talk called “The Leader of the Future” in 2019. A good leader doesn’t have to be a genius, he or she just needs to be competent — both […]

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Oct
16

How to increase engagement and inclusivity in your organization

Starting with eight ways to increase engagement, and wrapping up with embracing change and failures, this week’s Friday Five shows association professionals are looking into changing their cultures for the better.  Every week, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. How do we come up […]

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Oct
12

How to use active listening to improve your organizational culture

In a healthy workplace, there is a culture of collaboration where people are friendly with each other and leadership understands exactly what each employee needs to do their best work.  That kind of understanding and solid relationship-building can only happen in an organization where people listen to one another. The employees’ concerns, feelings, and ideas […]

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Oct
12

Why organizations should invest in their employees’ failures

For the past six months, we’ve been focused on surviving the pandemic, juggling a remote office, educating our children and staying on top of our responsibilities. But many of us have not taken the necessary step of making sure we are okay. Having these responsibilities piled on top of each other can be an overwhelming […]

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Oct
06

Want to keep your employees engaged? Invest in a healthy organizational culture

Employee engagement is a key part of building a healthy, successful organizational culture. A good test way to test your company’s culture is to look at how the employees approach each new work day and project.  If your team walks in smiling and ready to dive in, you know you’ve built a good culture. But […]

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Oct
06

Try this association president’s rule for guaranteeing inclusivity

As many organizations are taking steps to create dialogue on racism and inclusivity, they must ask themselves: Are we communicating in ways that actually allow others to feel comfortable and welcome enough to speak up? In a recent Q&A interview with Paul Osincup, president for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, he shared his […]

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Oct
02

15 actionable steps for association success

The new quarter is finally here, and with it comes the need for actionable steps for successful organization management. Starting with creating an effective member strategy all the way to building a remote learning culture, this week’s Friday Five offers association professionals the tools to run a successful association. Every week, we pull five articles […]

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