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  • Performance management has long been the source of chagrin, frustration and disappointment. In spite of being debated on, researched, and written about for decades, somehow it remains one of the most dysfunctional HR systems, poisoning our company cultures and wasting our precious resources. It’s time we shake things up a little! […]

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  • Because of my work, I read A LOT – at least three books per month. Like most years, I finished 45 books in 2021 – but this time I was way more selective when deciding what gets downloaded onto my Kindle. And, lo and behold, my reading choices in 2021 were significantly different as a result. […]

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  • CultureBrained is an online community that offers a safe and collaborative space for culture leaders and champions.

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  • When I was a kid, I'd watch my Dad create weird-looking sketches.
    "What is it, Dad?" - I demanded to know.

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  • There is an old adage that says:
    If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. If you want to change a culture, change the stories.

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  • Before the cultural transformation of Microsoft, spearheaded by the current CEO, Satya Nadella, employees referred to the company campus in Redmond, Washington as “The Bubble.”

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  • On using stories to uncover your authentic cultural DNA and cultivate a stand-out culture for remote and hybrid teams.

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  • American novelist, James Lane Allen, said: "Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it."

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