Never trust a skinny chef

The world of sales offers us a great lesson on how to attract future employees. Listen below to find out the secret!

Public declaration “why I love my job”

I came across a Facebook page the other day that put a smile on my face. It was a public group entitled “WestJetters who love their jobs and are proud to say so.” It made me think about what kind of culture must exist at WestJet for such a page to exist publicly! Hear my […]

Culture Clues – creating memories

Creating a strong corporate culture has a lot to do with creating memories. Listen to hear how my recent summer trip got me thinking about you.

It takes courage to do this.

It takes courage to be remarkable! I recently gave a presentation to a group of not-for-profit organizations. The theme of the address was how, in my humble opinion, organizational culture is king. It is the secret sauce that attracts employees, donors and volunteers. It will be the thing that keeps employees endeared and encourage them […]

Meet Michael Port…how his Book Yourself Solid principles apply to you!

I caught up with New York Times bestselling author (of FIVE books!) Michael Port last month. In fact, I’m a member of his private small business coaching group. Michael is a no-nonsense guy who helps small businesses attract all the clients their hearts desire…even if they hate marketing and selling. I think his approach and […]

The first day on a job – boom or bust?

Think back to your first day on the job….how did it go? Were things planned for your arrival? Did you have a work station? a phone ready to go? a computer? The fancy “HR” term for welcoming and orientating new staff is ONBOARDING. A friend recently shared with me her new company’s program for onboarding. […]

What are your big 5?

I was recently listening to a friend’s recount of her African safari experience. She was telling me how prior to going, she was really hoping to see “Africa’s big 5.” Having never been on a safari before, I leaned in to enquire as to what that meant. Safari travellers will tell you that means: Rhino […]

Are you a remarkable employer?

I recently listened to an interview with the marketing master, Seth Godin. He was asked about his Purple Cow book and this idea of being remarkable. It made me think immediately of you. Remarkable, he noted, simply means people are compelled to make a remark based on what we are doing. When it comes to […]

Struggling to hire for cultural fit?

Great culture, yet terrible interview guide? Here’s a question that was posed recently to me “how do you go about hiring for organizational culture fit.” That’s a great question! Before we explore this, let’s make two important distinctions: 1)      This works well for the organizations who have identified culture as a key focus area for […]

Say what, a culture calendar?

So here goes the last post of 2012. Without getting dramatic on you, it has been a fun four month journey of blogging. And if you are still reading along each week, I am very grateful! Now, the typical pre-New Year’s post would dictate that this theme should be about goal setting. You know, 2013 […]