Shedding a bright light on culture.

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant The older I get the more careful I must become with references to older TV shows.  Several times in this past year an employee at one of my training meetings has shared a story or asked a question that’s triggered a thought.   I’ll reference an old favorite TV show when making a point or attempting …

4-Steps in Hiring For Cultural Fit

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant Last week I attended a seminar hosted by experts in human resources and corporate law. The primary subject of the event was how to avoid legal problems down the road by making smart decisions in the hiring process upfront. Among the points discussed were such topics as the importance of writing a good job description …

Danger around the curve.

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant The blogs from the team at High Performing Culture usually focus on the power and opportunity that corporate culture brings. We talk about improved operating results, happier customers, employee retention, etc. The past week has demonstrated that culture isn’t just a nice thing to work on if you have the time and interest. Swing by …

Do We Need To Keep Practicing?

By David Friedman, Founder/CEO   As some of our readers may know, we recommend doing annual surveys to assess how well you’re living to your stated culture from the perspective of your employees, your customers, and your suppliers.  It’s an important way of staying accountable to what you say is important.  At the end of the survey we usually have …

Differentiation: Your needle in a haystack

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant “Hay – Prospect, look over here” Some of you know I spent 20+ years in the wonderfully sexy and romantic insurance industry.  Talk about the challenge we all face in our commoditized industries of standing out in a crowd!  I often felt like a needle in a haystack and the color of my needle was …

Driving Culture in a Youth Basketball Team

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant It began as an experiment. While I knew our process to design and drive high performing cultures worked within business organizations, could it work with a small group of fourth and fifth grade girls? This was the question I asked myself when I decided to “test” our process with my daughter’s youth recreational basketball team. …

Practicing meaningful recognition

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant Just a few years ago I found myself in the position of reporting to a new manager who had been brought into our organization from the outside. I was managing our sales organization and had an hour-long meeting scheduled to provide an overview of our sales team, historic and current results, and our market strategy.  …

Recipes for Success:  EOS® and the Fundamentals System™

By David Friedman, Founder/CEO Many of our clients are interested in, or are already using, the EOS approach to running their business, and many EOS companies are interested in, or are already using, the Fundamentals System™ to drive their culture.  So I thought it might be useful to help our readers understand the core ideas behind these approaches and how …

Culture: Are We Overcomplicating This?

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant I admit, sometimes to a fault, that I’m a champion for simplicity.  We live in a complex, technology driven world that can be intimidating at times.  Our desires to get bigger, smaller, faster, nimbler, more efficient, more profitable, less wasteful, etc., are all certainly noble and necessary goals.  Heck, none of us wants to exist …

Resolutions vs. Rituals

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant It’s that time of year again. It’s a new year, a fresh start, a time to think of the year ahead and all the possibilities. It’s also a time many decide that they’re going to do things differently this year. We’re going to eat better, exercise more and read more. In fact, 40% of all …