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Creating a Thriving Culture

Our Radio Program, Thriving in Business and Life features colleagues, Will Wilkinson and Christopher Harding, as they share insights and valuable techniques from their new book. (Program begins immediately after a short ad from one of our sponsors.)


Our ongoing written blog, below, provides a forum for our latest thoughts and for your comments and ideas. Please join us in creating an ongoing conversation about the approaches you've experienced that help create a thriving culture at work, in your community, or at home.

Do some people tend to let you down?

If you’re like most of us, the answer is, “Yes!” So, how do you know if someone is truly committed? How can you tell if they will actually do what they said they will do?

Whether it be in our relationships with friends, family, or tho...

“You do realize that the popular concept of empowerment is a myth, right?”

That’s not what a person usually says to their manager, but the frustrated shift supervisor said it anyway. And her manager was stumped. How should he respond? And what exactly did she mean?

So ho...

Have you ever played the blame game? You know how it works . . . when something goes wrong, we all begin ducking for cover and point the finger at someone else.

Why does this happen?

For many people, responsibility and blame go together. The joke is that we’re happy to a...

Chuck Blakeman, writing for Inc. Magazine* states, “Business leaders are taught to be relentless problem solvers. But that focus traps them in a downward spiral of reactive problem-solving that feels more like a hostage situation than leading.”

He goes on to say, “A pro...

Vision statements. Most of us have made a few with colleagues over the years and can recall the hours spent in discussion, carefully wordsmithing, scribbling on flip chart paper and a white board, finally agreeing on the perfect vision statement, then filing it away or...

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