Women in Tech Leadership

Recently, I gave a presentation titled Myths of Women and Men in Leadership at Walmart’s corporate headquarters. It’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart and one I feel we need to hear more about, from both men and women, if we are to build high-performing cultures and teams. The discussion…

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Work to live or live to work? What it's like to be an entrepreneur.

Let me be clear: being an entrepreneur is work. It feels like work. It feels like A LOT of work. It’s fun and exhilarating and an amazing, wild ride and I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but it’s a lot of work to build a good product, a healthy company, and a culture where the best people want to come - and stay - when things aren’t always easy.

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Want a better customer experience? Invest in your employee experience

Using employee experience instead of engagement is relatively new, but it's broader and more in line with what companies need to consider when engaging their workforce. To better understand what core tenets define a positive employee experience, our recent market research study of 750 employees at over 600 companies found four key pillars that lead to strong engagement:

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The business value of culture

As business leaders, we have a lot to manage with everything from budgets, revenue, marketing, product, talent and culture falling on our desks. But when you look at this list, which area gets the least amount of time and attention from you? My guess is you probably picked culture.

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5 Effective Employee Retention Strategies

The threat of outside opportunities luring away your top talent is always looming, which makes high employee turnover a constant challenge in any industry. Here are five effective employee retention strategies that successful companies use—and how you can get started with them yourself.

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9 Ways to Motivate High Performing Employees — According to Them

Creating a company culture that motivates and attracts high-performing employees is what everyone knows they need to do, but executing on that is where, many times, good intentions turn into questionable executions. The world’s greatest organizations get this and see true return on investment (ROI) by investing in their culture and people regularly. But, too often managers listen to other managers and executives in their quest to engage and build high-performing teams rather than going straight to the source—their employees.

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4 Steps to Retaining Top Talent in the Ad Industry

For an industry tasked with developing the brands we know and love, it seems the advertising industry may have an image problem. Notoriously low entry-level pay, a stigma of historically questionable morale and weekly hours competitive with those in medicine or law plague workers. Considering all this, it's no wonder the advertising industry is quickly seeing an increase in turnover rates across the nation.

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10 ways to do employee wellness right

Successful wellness programs take a page from recess at elementary school — they’re social and they’re fun. Nobody has to tell kids to run and play with their friends. The best wellness programs tap into our inner school kid. Here are 10 ideas from eight energetic companies that are doing wellness right.

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