Author: Maddie Grant

Maddie Grant is known for her experience as an expert digital strategist who has helped hundreds of organizations engage with their customer base and build capacity for using social media and online communities to achieve business results. Recognizing the transformative and human-centric power of social media early on, she helped organizations integrate social media into their culture authentically, rather than attempting to bolt it on a new process.

Apr
26

Maddie’s April Culture Picks

ONCE A MONTH, I’LL ROUND UP SOME LINKS TO POSTS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET ON OUR CULTURE TOPIC OF THE MONTH. HERE’S THIS MONTH’S READING LIST FOR YOU ON GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES. First of all – if you want actual data on Millennials – go to Pew. Millennials And ‘Their Destruction of Civilization’ (Forbes) This is a great […]

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Apr
21

Generational differences are real

It doesn’t take a lot of searching on the web to find essays, posts and articles that declare generational differences a big lie. Many of them center around Millennials, particularly because that generation has been covered in the press with many different names (Gen Y, NetGen, etc.) and many different start and end dates. I […]

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Apr
19

It may be time to listen to Millennials

I saw a story in the Wall Street Journal about Millennials in the banking industry. Short version: Millennials don’t seem to agree with the banking industry’s suggestions that they keep their heads down, focus on their work and learn how to pay their dues, so they’re moving to other jobs. This apparently “confounds” the banking industry. […]

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Mar
22

Interview: Jeff de Cagna

Last week, I sat down at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference with well-known association contrarian Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC. Jeff challenges association decision-makers to think differently about the future and embrace the generative work of transformation. Q. We’ve all heard the cliché that “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but […]

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Mar
16

Maddie’s March Culture Picks

ONCE A MONTH, I’LL ROUND UP SOME LINKS TO POSTS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET ON OUR TOPIC OF THE MONTH. HERE’S THIS MONTH’S READING LIST FOR YOU ON STRATEGY & CULTURE. Changing Change Management (McKinsey & Company) “For many organizations, a five-year strategic plan—or even a three-year one—is a thing of the past. Organizations that once […]

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Feb
26

Interview: Mark Anderson

Today’s interview is with Mark Anderson, CEO at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. ASSH is one of our favorite case studies of organizations with awesome cultures, and was featured in the Digital chapter of our book When Millennials Take Over. If you want to read more, this chapter is included for you here. [Maddie […]

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Feb
26

Maddie’s February Culture Picks

ONCE A MONTH, I’LL ROUND UP SOME LINKS TO POSTS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET ON OUR CULTURE TOPIC OF THE MONTH. HERE’S THIS MONTH’S READING LIST: Creating Culture: An Imperfect Recipe (Andy Dunn, CEO of Bonobos) “Most of the time when you need something at a company, you make it. If you want to sell a […]

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