Tag: trust

culture

When Culture Goes Wrong, How to Pick Up the Pieces

In November 2017, Dara Khosrowshahi sat down with the New York Times for his first interview after becoming Uber’s chief executive and replacing Travis Kalanick.  He discussed the company’s culture prior to his arrival, admitted that it “went wrong,” and said that he is committed to fixing these important issues facing the company.

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What is a High-Trust Culture?

Most employers worry about how to keep good employees on board and how to recruit employees who will stay long term. One idea that can help with both of those items is showing employees they’re trusted. Employees who feel trusted are more likely to feel empowered and more likely to feel satisfied with their job. […]

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How non-Hispanic supervisors can lead Hispanic employees

by Jim Davis Between potential language barriers, cultural differences, and a political and social landscape rife with discrimination, it’s important that any employee be able to navigate whatever challenges may arise while leading a diverse workforce. Glenn Llopis, a best-selling author, columnist, and senior advisor to Fortune 500 seeks to show how non-Hispanic employers and […]

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Ensure your team is working together for a common goal

by Dan Oswald Our newly inaugurated president is in the midst of selecting the team he will work with to achieve his vision for our country. And while, in his case, many of those selections will require congressional approval, they are nonetheless his choices. It’s an interesting process to watch. Imagine recruiting and hiring your […]

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4 ways to bring your team to the finish line

by Dan Oswald Does your team know what the ultimate objective is for each project they work on? Do they know what the purpose is—what they’re trying to achieve? Are you confident that you consistently communicate exactly what the goal is for each and every project? Knowing what you, their leader, want to ultimately achieve […]

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Brian Williams scandal shows how quickly trust can be lost

by Dan Oswald A few weeks ago, I wrote about integrity—the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Then last week we learned that NBC News chief anchor Brian Williams appears to have been stretching the truth. His employer has confirmed that it is investigating Williams’ statement that he was in a helicopter […]

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The importance of trust

When I was 12 years old, my family moved from Milwaukee to a small town in Iowa. How small? Well, we didn’t have a McDonald’s or even a single traffic light. On our first day in town, my brother, who was and continues to be a year younger than I, walked four blocks with me […]

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Lack of trust was the main ingredient in Hostess’ demise

by Dan Oswald It’s a sad day for me. Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and Ding Dongs, is going out of business. While my midsection may not look like it, I haven’t had a Twinkie—or any other Hostess product, for that matter—in more than 30 years. But I hate to see them go. […]

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Consistency counts

One of the traits I think is important in a leader is consistency. It’s not always easy to assess in job candidates, but it certainly shows itself (or not) over time. Webster’s defines consistency this way: “steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.” A consistent leader has a steadfast adherence to the same […]

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