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TalentCulture | October 23, 2014

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Workplace Culture and Innovation

How To Create A Competitive Claim That Is More Than Hot Air

July 9, 2014 | 1

Most companies struggle with defining what makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.

There are two traps they fall … Read More

Should Desk Chairs Go The Way Of The Smoking Lounge?

July 7, 2014 |

I have fond memories of smoking.

There’s something about having a cigarette with a cup of coffee that only a smoker or ex-smoker can appreciate. I enjoyed my cigarettes until I woke up one day and realized that they had … Read More

Happy Interdependence Day

July 2, 2014 |

I used to love that little Volkswagen Bug, the little Love Bug named Herbie that many early Gen Xers like me remember vividly. Herbie, the do-good little car with a mind of its own; a driverless car that helped Dean … Read More

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics

July 2, 2014 | 5

You know those company videos or blog posts aimed at showing the world just how great Company X is to work for? Everyone is having fun at work, and they’re smiling while talking about all the perks. We have come … Read More

Kill Them With Kindness: Ineffective Motivational Tactics

July 1, 2014 |

Office break rooms are often riddled with “you can do it!” style posters. You know, the ones that have a picture of Sequoia trees in California with something about how long they took to grow. These are great posters with … Read More

The Great Rated!™ Interview: Kim Peters on Employer Brand

June 30, 2014 | 7

The CEO of Great Rated! talks about the central role of employee surveys in employer brands, how Great Rated! works, and about the growing importance of employer brands in the era of the “naked” corporation. Ed Frauenheim: What is an … Read More

The War On Authenticity

June 26, 2014 | 1

(Editor’s note: The following article discusses the recent #TChat event: “Authenticity Is An Inside Job That Starts With Self” –  Click here to view the recap of this event. 

Did you miss out on last night’s #TChat event? Stay tuned … Read More

Escalate Success With These 3 Employee Engagement Opportunities

June 25, 2014 | 1

Employee Engagement Opportunities make engagement happen. It helps to know what you want to happen. Every expert has a definition for “employee engagement.” Too often those definitions lack substance, measurable actions, and specific behaviors. I offer this and invite your responses:

Employee Engagement: … Read More

5 Different Ways To Truly Support Your Workplace

June 24, 2014 | 1

Inner workplace support is an important characteristic that impacts the positive nature of your company culture. Once your workforce is given proper access to support, higher productivity flourishes naturally.

Support is something all humans want, need and crave. Support comes … Read More

The Authentricity of Mr. Pixie

June 20, 2014 | 1


“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d set everybody free.”         —Neil Peart Call me Mr. Pixie.

That image, now delightedly (or unfortunately) burned into the memory of nearly every one of my colleagues and … Read More