The Story Of Leapgen: Building A Company Culture Of Love, Energy, Audacity, And Proof With Jason Averbook And Jess Von Bank

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Speak-up Culture: How to Encourage More (and Better) Ideas

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How companies are innovating in the energy sector

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

An integral component of our everyday lives, energy powers almost everything at home, at work, and elsewhere and has a direct impact on the standard of living. With people using over a million terajoules of energy a day (Source: BBC Future), burning of coal, oil and gas has reached record levels. However, a fifth of the world’s population now relies on renewable energy (solar, hydro, wind, geothermal) sources, and the sector is expected to grow about 2.6%

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Upcoming: Cybersecurity, Energy Security, Emergency Response w/Nicholas Andersen, U.S. Department of Energy, January 19th at 11:00 am ET

Dots and Bridges

Cybersecurity, Energy Security, Emergency Response w/Nicholas Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, & Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy. Addressing the Technology-Humanity-Culture intersection.

Building A People-Driven Culture With Dan Javan

Steve Farber

Helping people and making profits are not mutually exclusive, and a people-driven culture can actually be instrumental in propping your business to new heights. Podcast building relationships building trust organizational culture people-driven culture renewable energy Suntuity Group

5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy

Let's Grow Leaders

I felt my energy drain as I drove toward the call center. The center’s results were stagnant– it was time to dig deeper. Joe’s energy ignited [.] The post 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. accountability Change Communication confidence Culture Execution acupuncture blockages energy enouragement execution motivation

Cultivating A Great Company Culture

Steve Farber

It’s not surprising that an organization’s culture often is compared to a garden. After all, culture and cultivate share the same root word. The key to creating a great culture, then, is obvious: Cover it in manure, soak it with water, and pray for sunshine. Define your culture together. An organization’s culture is found in the behaviors of its employees and the values that drive those behaviors. Value cultural fit.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

When we don’t trust, we exert a lot of energy to keep up our guard, to continually assess and verify. This uses a lot of energy and time. When we trust, we re-allocate that energy and time to getting things done and making an impact. Being vulnerable is a way to preserve energy. When we trust, we re-allocate that energy and time to getting things done and making an impact. Energy Management raises the issue of perfection.

Creating A Corporate Culture Of Sustainability

Strategy Driven

The world has agreed to bring global warming to a halt, and businesses must act now to ensure they build a culture of sustainability throughout their business. You need to ensure there is a corporate culture amongst all of your internal and external stakeholders.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability: A Conversation

Mills Scofield

Thrilled that Switch and Shift is hosting another post where Carl Størmer and I riff on Trust, Vulnerabilty and Energy Efficiency. Culture Energy Innovation Leadership Strategy Trust Values Vulnerability yes, really!

6 Ways To Transform a Divisive Culture into a Winning Well Culture: (Chery Gegelman)

Let's Grow Leaders

I admired her commitment and energy that led her to meet with us at 4 am to align with our time zone. This kind of culture naturally pits people against each other and teaches them that they have to look out for themselves because no one else will. When people live and work in divisive environments, it takes more vision, character, energy and grit to create a winning well culture. Whether or not you succeed in changing the entire culture (and you may!)

3 Signs Your Culture is Starting to Stink

Steve Farber

If your organization’s culture sits on either end of two extremes, you don’t need an engagement survey or a high-priced consultant to confirm your reality. You can feel the energy when things are amazing, and you can smell the stench when things are rotting away in your business. In the meantime, here are three danger signs that will tell you if your culture is in trouble: You’re experiencing MEGO. Want to see what a healthy culture looks like and learn how it was created?

How to Change a Struggling Culture

Steve Farber

Luciano, who recently sent four of his team to my Certification program, says the shift to a people-focused culture was essential to the lightning-fast financial turnaround. Here are four simple yet profound steps he took that could change the course of any struggling culture: 1. “We had some negative people,” Luciano said, “who just did not want to participate in the people-focused energy we were trying to create.

Energy ala Kineticom

Steve Farber

Taking a lesson from Kineticom, here’s a good exercise to get this decade started right: In your own voice, your own words, describe what you and yours are going to do to embody “infectious energy&# in the way you work and live.

8 Secrets to Creating a Collaborative Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

And yet, most cultures have too much drama, too little collaboration. 8 Secrets to Creating a Collaborative Culture. Collaboration takes energy and effort. I’ve never met someone who would admit to preferring drama over collaboration. What’s up with that? This weekend we stayed in a beach house in Nags Head with my sister, and 28 of her closest friends (most of whom we had ever met) to run the Outer Banks Southern Fried racing weekend.

Why Energy and Utilities must scale intelligent automation today


Today, however, energy and utilities can’t afford to be sluggish. That’s according to a new report, “Intelligent Automation in Energy and Utilities: The Next Digital Wave.” Intelligent automation – rules-based technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) – will empower energy and utility companies in core areas. It saw significant energy savings in its first trial.

Your Most Important Business Strategy Is Culture

Strategy Driven

How healthy is the quality of your business culture? When I engage business leaders in discussion about their culture, most shrug their shoulders. Our culture is OK,” most of them say. The reality is that most leaders don’t pay attention to the quality of their culture. Deloitte’s recent Global Human Capital Trends report , found that “few factors contribute more to business success than culture.” 54 percent believe culture is very important.

The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

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courageous cultures Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well commitment Culture employee engagement leadership managementOne problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership Passion is good. You want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose. Connecting what you’ve asked […]. The post The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

10 Signs Your Company Culture Needs a Fix

N2Growth Blog

10 Signs Your Company Culture Needs a Fix. There is little doubt that the best performing firms on the planet have exciting and healthy cultures – think Google, Southwest and Nike – while other organizations seem to be in a constant state of struggle to reach their full potential. Here are 10 signs that your company culture needs a fix: 1. High mistrust indicates a company culture in need of repair.

How to Respond To Employee’s Wacky Ideas (Tool & Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

In almost every Courageous Cultures leadership development program we do we get this question. You may also enjoy this feature (and interview with Karin Hurt) in CIO Magazine, 5 Myths of IT Culture Change (on pages 23-27). How You Respond Sends a Powerful Message.

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On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization


In How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture , Jodi Morton and Robert Parr discuss the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in financial services firms. Regulation-driven data governance, they say, needs to be followed by actions that make data governance part of the organization’s culture. We need to make sure that our "data science" team is focusing its energy -- and technologies -- on solving the right problems. Dennis D. McDonald.

An Extreme Leadership Culture Study: OAC Services, Inc.

Steve Farber

But, surprisingly enough, committees were a big key in making some dramatic internal changes that have taken OAC from a company its leadership team knew was great to one that’s also now recognized by employees, clients, and outsiders for excellence in its culture and its services. ” Mahoney knew OAC needed to define its mission, vision, and core values, and align around the strengths of its culture. Download the Free Extreme Leadership Culture Study to Continue Reading.

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Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

Strategy Driven

Building a team culture that is magnetic or lasts means better productivity, positive engagement, and higher retention. However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics. This makes it impossible to establish a strong, cohesive culture where the interests of the individuals and the collective move forward together. The Culture Fad. Culture is a company’s collective personality.

12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

There’s a foundation to successful business execution that is undeniably critical – the workplace culture. Bad cultures can’t execute very well. Leaders have to face the culture building challenge straight on, and almost always in situations where the “nuts and bolts” side of the business still demands a majority of their time. I’ve found that there are 12 ways to build a winning culture while still pushing the ball down the field.

How to Change a Struggling Culture

Steve Farber

Luciano, who recently sent four of his team to my Certification program, says the shift to a people-focused culture was essential to the lightning-fast financial turnaround. Here are four simple yet profound steps he took that could change the course of any struggling culture: 1. “We had some negative people,” Luciano said, “who just did not want to participate in the people-focused energy we were trying to create.

The Alchemy of Culture: 4 Key Ingredients from the Founder of Qor

Steve Farber

And that’s a good thing to keep in mind if you want to help build an innovative culture. ” But this much we know: As president of Athleta , the women’s athletic wear company, Teno helped build an organization known for its collaborative, heart-led culture. (My Know your culture. But it also included an intentional focus on creating a collaborative, heart-felt culture similar to what he’d seen work so well at Athleta.

These Extreme Leadership Qualities are the Gateway to this Healthcare Facility’s Vibrant New Culture

Steve Farber

In the last two years, however, employee turnover at Gateway has dropped by 25 percent per year, productivity has soared, and James not only gets high marks from his current team, but has found it easier and easier to recruit top talent to a culture that’s come alive. That difference, James says, is that the facility now runs on LEAP—Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof. The energy and love could really be felt and it was infectious,” she says.

Laying Groundwork: How Do Leaders Create Positive Company Culture?

CO2 Business Leadership

Corporate Culture. ‘The single greatest tool in any leader’s toolkit is culture,” Mike Harper, former chairman and CEO of ConAgra, explained to me during an interview at his home. Culture is like the water in the aquarium; the fish don’t even know it’s there and yet it affects everything, and without it there would be nothing. Once a culture has turned sour, it’s hard to generate the goodwill and energy necessary to right the organization.

How do you build the right culture in your company?

Lead on Purpose

The term culture has come to represent this idea: the way people think, behave or work. The culture of a company can have a major effect on the value—in terms of products and services—that a company provides to its customers. A recent Gallup study analyzed data from more than 30,000 employees in various industries to determine what characteristics led to companies creating a high-performance culture that improves top- and bottom-line business metrics.

The Ultimate Remote Team Culture


We work hard, and we’ve been at it with as much fervor and energy as ever. At Toptal, we’re building a software product that aims to revolutionize team creation, contracting, and human resources. Our team is completely distributed: we have no office, and we work from all around the globe.

9 Ways to Be a Positive Force in a Negative Workplace

Let's Grow Leaders

Communication Energy and Engagement Change change management employee engagement negative culture positive culture transitions My German Father-in-law would call trying to fix this negative workplace, Furzen gegen den Donner, “farting against thunder.”

Four Questions (and Tips) That Will Transform Your Culture

Strategy Driven

Powerful questions evoke insight, stir creativity, inspire collaboration and help craft a culture of accountability. culture. The one who sees a dark lining in every bright cloud; that person who saps our energy with their negativity. Randy is a “craftsman of culture and a catalytic coach,” who inspires elevated performance. You just finished reading Four Questions (and Tips) That Will Transform Your Culture !

How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture

Strategy Driven

Success in bringing in a consultant hinges largely on determining what they know about – and how they might fit into – the company’s culture, along with their soft skills. If the manager looks only at hard skills it’s difficult to determine if there is a good fit because they are looking only looking at one dimension, when they really want to look at the full dimension, including the “nuances” of team dynamics and company culture.

What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories The Dumpster Effect Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy. Communication Culture energy Help People to Grow Mentoring motivation appreciate appreciation leadership recognition teamwork What do you appreciate most about each member of your team. Have you told them? The other night I heard a fantastic leadership best practice.

When Work is Play

Let's Grow Leaders

Authenticity Callings Change Communication confidence Culture customer service energy Work should be fun, but should it be playful? Pause here. What were your first reactions when you read those words? Perhaps some of these thoughts are running through your mind… “Work is not fun, that’s why they call it work” “Play” is not good for my leadership image “Sometimes, in the right context.”

Strategic Silliness: When to Lighten the Mood

Let's Grow Leaders

Authenticity Culture energy humor leadership silliness strategic silliness “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” ? Lewis The deal was important and could lead to future work. I was impressed with this company, but had some valid concerns. They brought their Chairman to the table to help close the deal.

How to Become a More Energetic Leader

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Related Stories Become Leader of the Year 10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm Shake It Off: When to Let It Go. Authenticity energy callings Culture energetic leaders hustle results Your team needs you to show up strong, energetic, and ready to go. It’s hard for your team to run out of steam, when the leader they admire keeps showing up strong. Energetic leadership is contagious and inspires results.

What’s Really Killing Morale and Employee Engagement

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Energy & Engagement winning well employee engagement workplace culture moraleJanice shared: I’d had enough: the gossip; the veterans scaring the new hires; more and more people doing just enough to get by… And I was frustrated because we’d done so much to foster employee engagement. I changed out some toxic leaders. We revamped our coaching program to focus on the positive. I’m here every Saturday right along with them. I bring bagels.

50 Shades of Boring: When Leaders are Bores

Let's Grow Leaders

Change Communication energy boring boring leaders Culture innnovation leadership ” The real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.” ” -Mark Zuckerberg It all looks so sexy. Corporate jets. Dramatic moves. Microphones. When it’s a Cinderella story, it’s even better. It’s easy to romanticize leadership success.

When Running Away is Running Toward

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Authenticity Callings Change Communication Culture energy Fear and Courage Listening career decisions decisions hostile work environment quit your job running away “Hello, How are Y…?” ” “Carl” interrupted my greeting before I could finish. “Karin, I have to leave my company.” ” Not your typical Saturday morning phone call. He was fired up.