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See How Others Are Using Purpose as a Tool for Success

See How Others Are Using Purpose as a Tool for Success

If we look back to our parents’ and grandparents’ generation of organizations, profits alone were often enough for a company to be deemed successful. Similarly, a paycheck was what mattered most to many employees and there was less talk of organizational culture....

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A Commitment to Culture: An Interview with Zach Bynum

A Commitment to Culture: An Interview with Zach Bynum

I recently had the chance to talk to Fellowship alumni, Zach Bynum, about his Fellowship experience and how their organizational culture is driving growth for Christian Brothers Automotive. For those that don’t know, The Fellowship is a 4-day culture masterclass I...

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A Commitment to Culture: An Interview with Zach Bynum

A Commitment to Culture: An Interview with Zach Bynum

I recently had the chance to talk to Fellowship alumni, Zach Bynum, about his Fellowship experience and how their organizational culture is driving growth for Christian Brothers Automotive. For those that don’t know, The Fellowship is a 4-day culture masterclass I...

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See How Others Are Shaking Up Organizational Culture

See How Others Are Shaking Up Organizational Culture

A decade ago, companies were bringing in beer taps, bean bags, and ping pong tables to attract talent and appeal to a younger generation of workers. Like many trends, while not inherently wrong, time quickly proved that these (at the time) innovative benefits were not...

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Three Ways to Maximize Employee Engagement

Three Ways to Maximize Employee Engagement

Happy New Year! I hope you were able to enjoy the holidays and recharge for the year ahead. Today, we’re closing out our series on “Winning the Talent War” with the topic of engagement. If employee engagement is something we all know is vital to organizational health,...

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Three Ways to Increase Employee Retention

Three Ways to Increase Employee Retention

Last month we looked at a few ways that companies are innovating in order to attract new talent. This month, we’re going to be talking about how companies are managing to retain talent. Employee turnover is costly for employers in both time and money, which is why...

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Bold Moves to Attract Top Talent

Bold Moves to Attract Top Talent

If I have been lucky enough to connect with you at a conference or chat via LinkedIn, you know that I’m a proponent of “one size does not fit all” when it comes to how cultures come to life. My passion is learning how different organizations create their best version...

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A Reflection: Conversations with Culture Leaders

A Reflection: Conversations with Culture Leaders

Over the last few months, I have had the sincere honor of hosting several conversations with culture leaders who also happen to be coaches and presenters with the Unstoppable Cultures Fellowship. I’m grateful for what I’ve learned from these leaders and wanted to...

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An Interview with Al Comeaux, Change Leader

An Interview with Al Comeaux, Change Leader

An Interview with Al Comeaux, Change Leader I recently had the privilege of interviewing UCF Fellow, Al Comeaux, the Former VP of Travelocity and Change Champion at GE and American Airlines. During my conversation with him, we discussed how to help change a...

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Strengthening Cultures: Where Do We Go from Here?

Strengthening Cultures: Where Do We Go from Here?

So much has changed in the last few months as we’ve begun to adjust and move forward with some combination of life as we knew it, and what’s becoming the “new normal.” Many companies are beginning to meet in person more, and others are embracing a hybrid work model....

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Humanity in the Workplace: A Path Forward

Humanity in the Workplace: A Path Forward

I recently had a conversation with culture expert MaryCay Durrant on the importance of Humanity in the Workplace. MaryCay is a consultant with the renowned culture consulting firm, Gagen MacDonald, so she has seen time and time again the impact that a corporate...

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What Companies Do You Think Have the Best Cultures?

What Companies Do You Think Have the Best Cultures?

If you are reading my newsletter, you likely have a keen interest in being an “employer of choice.” You already know that a reputation of being a great place to work pays off immediately with recruiting because your potential talent pool will swell. At my speaking...

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Ask Ginger Anything: Onboarding New Hires Remotely

Ask Ginger Anything: Onboarding New Hires Remotely

As I endeavor to equip and inspire you to build cultures of enduring greatness, it’s my desire that I truly meet you where you are. That’s why I’m thrilled to introduce a new series of “Ask Ginger Anything” that you will see periodically in my newsletter moving...

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An Interview with Laurel Flaningan from Amazon

An Interview with Laurel Flaningan from Amazon

I recently had the privilege of speaking to the team of UCF Fellow, Laurel Flaningan, at Amazon. My conversation with them sparked a desire to let YOU learn from Laurel’s wisdom. As the Worldwide Operations Internal Communications Manager, Laurel is on the frontlines...

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The Upside of the Current Downside

The Upside of the Current Downside

Through the Unstoppable Cultures Fellowship I’ve had the privilege of connecting with a number of remarkable individuals. At the top of that list is fellow UCF coach, David Salyers. David comes from one of the greatest organizational cultures in the world,...

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Making the Difficult Decisions and Addressing Uncertainty

Making the Difficult Decisions and Addressing Uncertainty

Are there any words that you are tired of hearing to describe this pandemic? Trying. Uncertain. The term I’m most guilty of over-using: Unprecedented. So when reading a business article and the writer described these as vertiginous times, I had to consult the...

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Architecting Greatness in the Midst of a Crisis

Architecting Greatness in the Midst of a Crisis

In light of shelter-in-place, social distancing, work from home, and all the other changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are taking time to assess our priorities. Some are hitting the re-set button when it comes to business partnerships. One...

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Love in Business Is Good Business

Love in Business Is Good Business

This month, we are continuing in our communications series with an interview with a dear friend of mine and founder & CEO of Gagen MacDonald, Maril Gagen MacDonald. Maril was recently inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame. The Page Society is the...

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My Favorite Culture Takeaways from 2019

My Favorite Culture Takeaways from 2019

As 2020 draws to a close, I want to take the opportunity to THANK YOU for being part of this incredible community of Culture Creators. The work you do in your organizations, seen and unseen, to create spaces where your employees can thrive is so...

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A CEO’s Experience Pushing Through Founder’s Syndrome

A CEO’s Experience Pushing Through Founder’s Syndrome

GH: Paige, you are the Founder and Chief Birthday Enthusiast at The Birthday Party Project. For those not familiar, can you tell us about your incredible mission and the inspiration behind the company’s conception? PC: At The Birthday Party Project, our mission...

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Culture Trumps Skill Set Always at Zappos

Culture Trumps Skill Set Always at Zappos

1) You are a featured speaker at our Unstoppable Cultures Fellowship in November 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico!  Can you give us a headline about your key message and what participants can expect? My message is about the Zappos story and how we became...

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Toll Brothers’ Kendal Jolly on People-Focused Culture

Toll Brothers’ Kendal Jolly on People-Focused Culture

1) There is some magic occurring at Toll Brothers as the company is the nation’s  #1 homebuilder and 89% of your employees say Toll Brothers is a Great Place to Work.  What are some of the actions management is taking to keep this type of focus on...

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Creating Unstoppable Cultures

Creating Unstoppable Cultures

A few weeks ago I recorded a webinar about culture at Southwest Airlines and the five leadership secrets that made it what it is today. The webinar is full of valuable culture insights so I wanted to share it with you as this month’s Unstoppable...

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The Inside Scoop on Chick-fil-A’s Competitive Advantage

The Inside Scoop on Chick-fil-A’s Competitive Advantage

Last week, I had the chance to sit down with David Salyers and learn more about what sets Chick-fil-A apart and how we might apply some of their principles to our own organizations. Don’t miss out on these incredible insights he had to share. GH: David,...

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What We Can Learn about Organizational Culture from Disney

What We Can Learn about Organizational Culture from Disney

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jody Dreyer to learn more about the culture of the Walt Disney Company and how we might apply some of their principles to our own organizations. Don’t miss out on these incredible insights she had to...

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Onboarding Nightmare: When Your First Day Is a Bust

Onboarding Nightmare: When Your First Day Is a Bust

We can all remember the anticipation and nervousness of the first day at a new job, especially when it’s the first day of your first real job. My first assignment after graduating from college was to establish a marketing communications function for a regional life...

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The Rituals That Bind Us

The Rituals That Bind Us

On a recent visit to Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership team in Nashville, the Unstoppable Cultures team was treated to a tour of their offices. At every turn, we encountered symbolism that reinforced their team-oriented culture. To chart sales goals, a stylized...

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One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

When a CEO comments to me that she or he wants their company’s culture to be just like Disney (or another organization recognized for their world-renowned work environment), I’ve learned to calmly nod my head and gently start asking clarifying questions....

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Whose Job Is Corporate Culture Anyway?

Whose Job Is Corporate Culture Anyway?

Signing up for the Unstoppable Cultures Newsletter is a signal that the topic of corporate culture is high on your list. For some of you, the word “culture” might appear in your job title and loom large as a key strategic focus for you. Some of you may have an element...

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