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 […]

Soft Skills

We’re supposed to care about soft-skills. You know, like emotional intelligence & “people skills.” But that’s just scratching the surface. Here are some better examples: It’s important to separate yourself from your work so you can accept the criticism that will help you become the best version of yourself. It’s important to NOT beat yourself […]

This time, it’s not business, it’s personal . . .

If we cared more about other people’s business, we’d do better in our own business.   Let me explain.   If it’s truly just business and not personal, it’s easier to excuse ourselves from the emotional labor otherwise required.   If it’s truly just transactional (trading dollars for a service) then it’s easier to view […]