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How companies can support and celebrate the LGBTQA+ community beyond PRIDE month.


A core question is: how do we embed conceptual values and behavior in a culture? One answer: rituals.


If you’re like most leaders, you grapple with how to inspire your people to make lasting change. Harvard Professor Robert Kegan’s research has revealed is that when thinking about real, transformational change, we are often looking at the wrong challenge.


The accelerating pace of change means that no longer are there any experts; to be at the cutting edge necessitates that everything you are doing is new. As organizational leaders, we are all tasked with operating in this new frontier: to be successful, you have to be willing to dive, roll up your sleeves and experiment.


A Growth Mindset has become an organizational buzz phrase, with the likes of Microsoft’s Satya Nadella calling it a game changer. But what’s too often overlooked is that growth mindset, when it’s working, it not only takes effort, but is challenging, messy. The good news is that it can be learned and applied to create transformation for both individuals and organizations.

Thinx: Your Company Culture is your Brand. Period.

Thinx is providing a beautiful case study for what can happen in an organization when your brand does not match the internal culture. Leaders, take note.

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything 

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach...

Uber's Culture Issues Stem from the Leadership

A myriad of scandals in the past few weeks has propelled Uber and its company culture into the spotlight. Many are asking how this company culture developed. Let's just say that it's no coincidence that Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick's leadership is also under scrutiny.

Join us at SXSW!

ThinkHuman Founder Meredith Haberfeld will be speaking at SXSW on using culture to have “Remote” Work. Come join the party in Austin in March.

Rockstar start-up culture conviction from PayPal

"What are your top five priorities for the week?" "What are the top three objectives and key results you're using to measure how you're doing for the quarter?"

High Performance Happy thoughts from Cliff Oxford

HR Happy says we should do what pleases people, High Performance Happy says I will fight for every inch. Think of an olympic athlete jumping into the pool for those 4:30 am laps.

Building your culture and your team with Andy Dunn

No one gave me a recipe for how to create company culture. I have been lucky to piece together the wisdom of many who have gone before me. I save the accumulated genius of what I have learned from them, in distilled form, for the end.

Strengthening the Emotional Bond Between Your People and Your Company Culture

No one engages with something that they are simply told or lectured. People engage when they are actually asked to voice an opinion and be part of a conversation.

Google Goes Open Source With Culture

This month, Google launched re:Work, a platform for the open sharing of ideas around culture and people-management.

Heroes, Story + Ritual

Cultures are built on stories and heroes. We use them to orient ourselves. The stories we build — and our heroes and rituals — reflect the soul of an organization.

The art & science of creating strategy and unleashing change

Argue forcefully against your most dearly held hypotheses. Only then will you know if they stand up to scrutiny.

Culture-Building Wisdom from serial founder Auren Hoffman

Once you identify a superstar, do everything to make sure they continue to work in your company.

5 standout examples of Netflix’s fantastic culture

The natural tendency of all companies as they grow is to create more rules and procedures. RESIST IT AT ALL COSTS!