Category Archives: culture

Building a Learn It All Culture

Don’t Be a Know It All Trying to be a “know-it-all” is a flawed goal. It is impossible to know everything. This is by design. This is by intention. In much the same way that programming languages have garbage collection … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Encourage Employee Engagement

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson How do we become disengaged? What triggers disengagement in employees? When employees are engaged they embody the vision, values, and purpose of the company. The ultimate goal is to have a team of passionate contributors … Continue reading

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You Must Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been a tough two and a half for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began. Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of … Continue reading

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How to Balance a Culture of Conformity with Creativity in Medicine

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Medicine, by its nature, is a culture of conformity. We are trained to do no harm, be risk averse, and conform to the standard of care. We follow “best practices” i.e. what everyone else … Continue reading

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Impact of Cultural Differences on Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen The effects of cultural differences for innovation are an interesting and extremely multifaceted topic. For most of us, it probably goes without saying that cross-cultural and multicultural capabilities are crucial in today’s globalized and hyperconnected … Continue reading

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Invest Yourself in All That You Do

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Diversity of thought and diversity of perspective is crucial to innovative solutions within teams. Building a work culture around diversity and inclusion is proven to provide performance rates that outshine the competition. “If everybody is thinking alike, … Continue reading

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Everyone hates to fail, why do you?

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack If you have ever had a significant setback, made a serious mistake, or failed at completing an important task, you will have experienced some kind of deep emotional and visceral, largely unconscious, negative, reactive response … Continue reading

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Sickcare Culture of Conformity versus a Culture of Creativity

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Sickcare is a culture of conformity and competition. Premeds know it. Medical students and residents learn it. But, once they graduate, they are told they will be paid for value. Unfortunately, few will teach them … Continue reading

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All Leadership is Change Leadership

GUEST POST from Randy Pennington Taxi companies could have created a ride scheduling and payment app. They didn’t. There are a number of reasons why it didn’t happen, but the biggest reason was reluctance to challenge the status quo. The same goes … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity to Create an Innovation Culture

GUEST POST from Pete Foley I left P&G about eight years ago, and one of my last jobs involved working on innovation culture.  It was a passion project, and the topic of one of my first blogs published outside of … Continue reading

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