Category Archives: organizational culture

BOC Receives 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award

We rarely toot our own horn on this blog, but today is an exception because I’m so proud that Box of Crayons was recognized by HR.com and Leadership Excellence as a Top 15 (“Leadership Partners & Providers – International”) award … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: On Love & Meetings

This week’s “Twofer Tuesday” focusses on doing what you love, and upping your game when it comes to meetings. Enjoy! Does Doing Great Work = Doing What You Love? It would be easy to think the answer to that’s an … Continue reading

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Free Conference: It’s Just Good Business

If you took part in the Great Work MBA, you’ll know that one of the speakers was Jeff Klein talking about turning Purpose into Practice. He’s now running a conference called It’s Just Good Business that runs Jan 20 – … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Do we have too many managers? And maximizing your focus with music

Two interesting pieces this Tuesday… Are managers a blessing or a curse? The first article is from the BBC, suggesting that we didn’t need managers during the Industrial Revolution, so why do we need so many now? It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Training More Sticky

Winston Churchill said of democracy that it was the worst form of government … except for all the others. The same could be said of training and its relation to behaviour change. In this this short video, I find a way … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Upping Your Email Game, Microaggression and Management

This week for “Twofer Tuesday”, two articles that caught my eye and got me thinking: the first on upping your email game and the other an unflinching look at management as a power relationship. You’ll also find these in our … Continue reading

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Tom Heck and Les McKeown on Building a Better Team

I thought I was good at this I’d been captain of my soccer team for years, captain of my “house” in my high school, captain of this, captain of that… Surely I was a brilliant team player? Hmmm. Maybe not … Continue reading

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Is this the future of teams?

We get to bump into smart people in our work at Box of Crayons, and one of those very smart people is Dave Aron, someone who is part of the cutting-edge of Gartner’s thinking around leadership. He’s been wrestling with … Continue reading

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Great Work is Counter-Cultural. (So who are you irritating?)

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Schopenhauer The real starting point Schopenhauer is on to something here, even if the first stage is more accurately … Continue reading

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