The Glue That Keeps High-Performance Teams Together

Culture is not the ping-pong table. Culture is not the Keurig. Culture is not the ability to hang out with the people on your team after work. Somehow, this is what many people think. Culture is “Do you believe what I believe?” Culture is the alignment of core values. Culture is how we treat each […]

The Secret, Unharnessed Power of “No.”

The price is too high. I can’t commit to that timeframe. You can’t be serious with that offer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hostage negotiation, if you’re buying a used car, or if you’re convincing your boss that your idea is actually her idea . . . The words “no,” “can’t,” and “won’t,” are […]

Your Ping Pong Table Is Not Your Culture

Let’s make something crystal clear. Company culture is NOT how many Nerf guns are in your office. It’s not about having a ping-pong table. It’s not the kitchen, the snacks, the sweet standing desks, or the Keurig, either. Company culture is how you treat each other when the work gets hard, when the environment changes […]