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Workplace Culture

Why Workplace Culture Matters

If you plant a perfect palm (tree) seed in North Dakota, the seed will not grow. Why? Is it because the seed is bad? No. It’s because palm (tree) seeds need to be in very warm places with high humidity in order to sprout and grow. It’s not just the seed that matters. But also putting it into the right […]

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You’re Gossiping and You Don’t Even Know It

People say all the time “I never gossip” but unfortunately many of them are mistaken.  They do participate in gossip, they just don’t realize it.  Because we think of gossiping as “telling” secrets we’ve heard; but there’s more to it than that.  To listen to gossip is to participate in gossip.  Why? Because when you listen to gossip you create […]

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workplace culture

Creating a Workplace Culture that Rocks with Arnie Malham – Episode 172 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Arnie Malham created a small side venture to help a few clients market beyond just the TV station. That venture ultimately got him fired and quickly became his best and only career option.Without a clue as to how to run a company, Arnie repeatedly “got it wrong” when it came to hiring, firing, and everything else related to building a […]

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trust

10 Breakdowns That Erode Team Trust

Trust is the secret sauce of great teams. When you have trust in each other, you play together and win together. When you don’t have trust in each other, you play independently and who knows what happens. In our work with over 8000 teams at Southwestern Consulting, we’ve noticed that there are 10 basic beliefs that all the team members […]

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underperformance

How to Turn Around Underperformance

Measuring results cannot be the only way you measure success. Because by the time results show up, you’ve already missed your chance to influence the outcome. Results are important but when it comes to using them as a tool to manage our business they are late. They are lagging indicators. They are looking in the review mirror. Ultra Performers know […]

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Managing Team Turbulence

AJ and I recently got a chance to tour the US Naval base in San Diego CA. One of the highlights of the tour was the helicopter rescue team. They told us stories of diving into the water out of mid-air, open ocean swim rescues, and navigating sea crash landings. One particularly interesting fact was that our guide – an […]

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