Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far – Harvard Business Review

Here’s a very interesting article from Andy Molinsky at HBR about adapting to a new organizational culture. It relates well to both the bigger cultural issues, like differences in global, ethnic and generational cultures, and also, to those more subtle and often unspoken facets of “who we are” and “how we do things” at any given workplace.


This is very applicable to anyone who is new to an organization, or, a location.

Most importantly, I recommend to anyone new to a culture that they become a careful and astute observer, and to use what you learn thoughtfully and with integrity.

Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far – Andy Molinsky – Harvard Business Review.

Think Leadership Is Logical? Think Again

Here’s yet another illustration of why I do so much work around enhancing Emotional Intelligence… New research shows (again) how relationships are based on emotional intelligence, and emotions affect outcomes:

Think Leadership Is Logical? Think Again.

Let me know your examples and thoughts about this.Businesspeople Applauding

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture

The numbers are rolling in, and it’s more an more clear that the positive effects of employee engagement are enormous, yet only 25% of CEOs report having an employee engagement plan in place.

What is your organization doing to capture the ROI of high employee engagement? I’d love to hear what’s working best for you.clapping

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture.

How To Build A Great Company Culture – Forbes

j0438955Here’s an excellent post from Forbes by Todd McKinnon, with his “take” on organisational culture based on his experience as CEO of the wildly successful Silicon Valley tech company, Okta.

How To Build A Great Company Culture – Forbes.

Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe | Talk Video |

Simon Synek

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

via Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe | Talk Video |

I tried to be normal once…

Here’s a great article incorporating lots of new bits of knowledge we’ve learned about neuroscience. (Be sure to scroll down to see the action steps she provides.)

Also, I would add, make sure there is some fun, and some play in your day.
See the picture of me posing for the obligatory ceremonial photograph wearing the official “Snow Meeting Hat” after presenting at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Conference. 🙂

Lisa Pasbjerg at MCOG

I tried to be normal once… « Mowbray by Design – Personal and Corporate Leadership Branding.