June 2011 Posts

On The Plane: The New Corner Office

Is it really being disconnected that makes us able to think? Or is it being forced to sit in a seat with a tiny desk in front of you, with few distractions beyond the in-flight magazine? I think there’s something to that.

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How To Create An Atmosphere Of Trust That Encourages Innovation: 5 Tips

Have a no-harm, no-foul attitude towards bad ideas.. If you can make it safe for employees to suggest something that might be stupid, you’ll improve your chances of them offering suggestions that are truly brilliant. Even better, make it known when you yourself come up with an idea that turns out to be a royal flop, and encourage the other managers in your company to do the same. The price of good ideas is being able to generate a lot of ideas, some of which will necessarily be bad.

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Free Shipping Enables My Shopping Addiction

-posted by Alexis Snell With online shopping more popular than ever, it is crucial for companies to keep an edge on the competition. My favorite perk offered for online shopping is when the company throws in free shipping. I say […]

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Z-Day

Though it may not seem like an inspirational topic, zombies have always sparked an extreme interest in me. Yes, I realize that zombies are outside the realm of reality, but it is extremely interesting to think about. I have always […]

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Tina Fey On Management Techniques (“Bossypants”)

“Producing is about discouraging creativity.” Which translates to other industries as the fact that managing a group of talented people often means being the one who has to say no.

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Tribe, Inc: Better Than A Trip to Japan

As a new recruit here at Tribe, Inc., summing up the positive experiences I’ve had in words without sounding over eager could be difficult. I would like to take some time to highlight the friendliness of the team, the quality […]

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5 Tips For Building Trust In The Corporate Workplace

1. Tell employees about any significant changes in the company — and tell them fast, before the rumor mill and the media get a jump on you. Some CEOs and other leaders delude themselves into thinking that if they don’t say anything, the employees won’t notice that anything is going on. Wrong. Employees know when something is up, and in the absence of management communication, they’ll take their information wherever they can get it, often from each other.

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What a Fifth Grader Can Do That Scares Many CEOs

At Tribe, we often find top leadership in major national and global companies reluctant to blog. Although it’s a fantastic way to build employee engagement, particularly in companies with multiple locations separated by geography, CEOs and other high-level management tend […]

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Delicious Doughnuts

The origins of the doughnut are unclear. Some say the doughnut was introduced by Dutch settlers in the 19th century. An American named Hansen Gregory claimed to have invented it in 1847 on a lime trading ship when he was […]

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What Do Your Meetings Say About Your Culture?

Walk into a meeting in any major corporation and you get an instant snapshot of the culture. Some companies take their role as hosts quite seriously, offering individually made cups of coffee or tea from a Keurig machine, bottled water […]

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