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gothamCulture team is made up of relatable experts who love what they do. Through our blog, we hope to share our passion and gained knowledge in helping clients navigate change. Over the years, we’ve found that sometimes even the smallest nugget of insight can prove to be a hidden gem — providing fresh perspectives and Read More…

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

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We’ve all come across this type of person in our careers: the guy who is miserable to work with but who’s also “the top salesman we have.” Or how about “the smartest guy in the room,” who’s also the most unapproachable person you’ve ever met? The talent may well be there but, in today’s increasingly Read More…

Employee Engagement: Feel Good Management For Millennials

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Guest article written by Stefanie Haussler Generation Y (Millennials age 18 to 34) are an extremely important demographic in the current global workforce; their impact will profoundly shape corporate cultures and ideas about working for the next couple of decades. This generation has distinctly different priorities about life and work as compared to their parents.  After Read More…

The Strategic Narrative: A Better Way To Communicate Change

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If you think your company’s strategy conversations should only take place at the most senior level, you could unknowingly be crippling your company’s bottom line. Research shows that companies whose members have a clear understanding of where the organization is headed and how their daily activities contribute to the success of the organization consistently outperform the competition. Read More…

Don’t Just Survive Boring Meetings, Conquer Them!

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Corporate America is obsessed with meetings. They drag on endlessly, accomplish very little, and people seem to show up just to grab a free lunch, avoid getting in trouble, or for personal, political reasons. At my previous position, there were days where I had to attend over seven and a half hours of meetings in Read More…

5 Signs Your Organization Has Outgrown You

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Think back to when your child was young. What’s changed as she’s matured? She’s likely swapped naptime for overtime and a dollhouse for a down payment — and she’s grown into a personality all her own. Like our kids, companies also grow up. Although they may not swap carefree childhoods for adult responsibilities, they still Read More…

The Iceberg of Organizational Culture Change (Infographic)

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87% of today’s leaders around the world cite culture and employee engagement as one of their top organizational challenges. This is according to a recent report from Deloitte, who interviewed over 3,300 executives and HR leaders in 106 countries. The data in this and other large-scale studies weave together an alarming trend around today’s changing Read More…

It’s Inevitable: How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

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While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there are just as many who would rather avoid Read More…

Organizational Culture: An Aphorism is “Worth a Thousand Words”

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In our daily lives and our daily work, we are undoubtedly impacted by subconscious messages that we have been socialized to accept. Often these are reflected in the choice of leaders that our society venerates. Other times, these messages enter our lives via quotes, mottos or aphorisms, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix Read More…

Focus on Your Company Culture, and Earnings Will Follow

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What do Google, Wegmans, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Zappos all have in common? Recently, Fortune ranked the country’s 100 best companies to work for, and after digging deeper into the data, found that culture was a key consideration for employees of most of the organizations on the list. This isn’t a new idea, and it certainly shouldn’t come as a Read More…

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