Organizational Culture and Why We Need It

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 22, 2019

We hear the term organizational culture bandied about a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? The definition of organizational culture is best summarized this way: This is the combination of beliefs, assumptions, values, and habits that make up the psychological environment of your workplace.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanOrganizational Culture and Why We Need It

Team Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 1, 2019

ADP, one of the world’s top human resources software companies, recently conducted an employee engagement survey. The results are, to put it bluntly, pretty grim. But there is also some valuable insight to be gleaned from them.

 

According to ADP, only about 16 percent of all employees say they are “fully engaged” in the workplace.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTeam Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

3 Myths That Can Wreck Your Hiring Process

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 17, 2019

There’s a lot of received wisdom about the hiring process—a litany of “best practices” we’re all supposed to follow.

 

The thing is, that received wisdom isn’t always so wise. And the best practices? They’re not always very good.

 

You’ve got to be judicious, and to get the ball rolling, I want to highlight three common hiring myths that I believe do more harm than good.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman3 Myths That Can Wreck Your Hiring Process

How a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 6, 2019

I’m always reminding people that company culture is real, whether you can see it or not; whether you’re aware of it or not; whether you’re actively building it or just letting it happen by accident. Every company has a culture, and that culture has an impact on employee morale and engagement.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold

Do Disgruntled Employees Deserve a Chance?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 9, 2019

All of us know people who like to complain. Those folks can be difficult to be around, and they can be especially tough to work with. And when you’re in a leadership role, you have little choice but to deal with these negative employees regularly.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanDo Disgruntled Employees Deserve a Chance?

How Transformational Leaders Build Better Cultures

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 4, 2019

Company culture isn’t set by any one person. Rather, it’s something that emanates from the entire team.

With that said, leaders invariably set the tone and establish some of the core cultural values. One of the key aspects of being a transformational leader is seeking opportunities to strengthen your culture, building it into something that’s a little better each day.… Read more...

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How New Leaders Can Approach Team Building

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 1, 2019

Team building can be challenging under the best of circumstances. When you’re new to the job—for example, ifWhat New Leaders Can Do to Build Better Teams
you’ve just been promoted into the team leader role—it can be especially daunting. After all, how are you supposed to build unity among people you barely know and haven’t yet had much chance to gel?… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow New Leaders Can Approach Team Building