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Bring Your Self to Work: How Embracing Individuality Builds Trust & Drives Results

“Coming to work here was like being able to breathe for the first time,” said one New Belgium employee. The company embraces individuality and encourages employees to be themselves; the result is a financially successful workplace with a culture that abounds in trust and diversity. How to use this video:  Watch this video with your […] → Continue Reading Bring Your Self to Work: How Embracing Individuality Builds Trust & Drives Results

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SOLD: How New Belgium Brewing Sold the Company to the Employees – and Became More Successful in the Process

For privately-owned companies, knowing when to sell, and to whom, is a stressful decisions. Kim Jordan, founder of New Belgium Brewing, wanted to make sure her company passed into the hands of someone who shared her values and hopes for the company. Ultimately, her decision on a buyer had significant financial implications for the company and […] → Continue Reading SOLD: How New Belgium Brewing Sold the Company to the Employees – and Became More Successful in the Process

Three Steps to Creating a Passionate Workforce

Would you describe your team members as passionate? If not, then you may be missing out on the benefits of a powerfully engaged workforce. In this short video, associates from Fresno First Bank share how they create a passionate, motivated, productive workforce. How to use this video:  Watch this video with your senior leadership team, […] → Continue Reading Three Steps to Creating a Passionate Workforce

Why Having a Passionate Workforce Matters

Create Harmonious Passion First Fresno Bank has five core values: loyalty, service, flexibility, local focus, and passion. When their key employees are asked if one of the core values is most important, almost everyone says passion. They maintain that passion is the driver for the other core values and for success of the business. Researchers […] → Continue Reading Why Having a Passionate Workforce Matters

Three Pillars of a People-Focused, Results-Driven Culture

Is it possible to be both data-driven and people-focused? The leaders at Service Express, a national data center maintenance firm, believe it is. They explain the three pillars of their results-focused culture in this short video, part of the Return on Values (ROV) research project. How to use this video:  Watch this video with your […] → Continue Reading Three Pillars of a People-Focused, Results-Driven Culture

Happy People Making People Happy: One Company’s Recipe for Success

Team members at Blue Plate Catering are clear on their calling –as you’ll hear them say repeatedly, they’re “Just happy people making people happy.” With that kind of mantra, it’s no surprise CEO Jim Horan is leading a successful company. Find out how in this video. Watch this video with your senior leadership team, then use […] → Continue Reading Happy People Making People Happy: One Company’s Recipe for Success

Better Bottom Lines Through Open-Book Management

Growth is not the same as profit. That’s a hard business lesson many small and mid-size business leaders learn. Developing a company that focuses on profitability take a concentrated effort. Some leaders, like the executives at Tasty Catering, have found it’s made easier through open-book management and the Great Game of Business.  Learn more from […] → Continue Reading Better Bottom Lines Through Open-Book Management

The Circle of Growth: Driving Profit with a People-Focused Culture

BerylHealth, a healthcare customer service company, charges 40 percent more than its closest competitor and has employee retention rates that are unheard of in the call center industry. Beryl’s leaders don’t believe this is a coincidence: their business model is built on the idea that investing in a fun and family-centered culture leads to employee […] → Continue Reading The Circle of Growth: Driving Profit with a People-Focused Culture

The Many Benefits of Kindness

Much has been written about achieving work-life balance, but we all know the truth: sometimes life just runs right over the top of work. Family emergencies happen, relationships end, and health concerns hit hard – making it impossible for a person to focus on their work, at least in the short-term. By law companies provide […] → Continue Reading The Many Benefits of Kindness

Make Your Boss Work for You: How One Company’s Fierce Commitment to Personal, Professional, and Financial Goals Drives Corporate Success

How do you give team members a sense of ownership in the company, so they work harder, perform better, and reach goals? Make it clear how their performance at work directly impacts their personal financial goals. At Service Express, a national firm providing data-center maintenance, senior leaders believe their number one objective is to help […] → Continue Reading Make Your Boss Work for You: How One Company’s Fierce Commitment to Personal, Professional, and Financial Goals Drives Corporate Success