Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Transformational Learning Takes More than a Video

There is an ongoing struggle in leadership development. Executives want high quality training for their leaders, but struggle with down time and scaling across the system. Here’s what often happens: 1. Employee engagement survey indicates weak leadership 2. Enlightened senior leaders know ...

Stories Build Desired Culture

Stories are the backbone of culture. And like culture, they must be orchestrated by design to be most impactful.  Quantitative data is essential in moving organizations toward specific goals. You must be able to measure your starting point, milestones, and the ...

5 Signs Your Culture is Toxic

Organizational leaders these days almost universally claim their commitment to a culture that nurtures and supports talent, innovation, engagement and loyalty. Yet many of these same leaders are, in fact, operating in environments that are more toxic than supportive. The Trouble ...

Create a Drama-Free Zone

Google the term, “workplace drama” and you will get 55,000,000 results. Why? Because it is one of the most common culprits of workplace dysfunction. As a leader it is up to you to create a drama-free zone. Drama Drama can be a ...

Protect Your Culture Against Negativity

The COVID vaccine has dominated the news for weeks as we celebrate frontline workers receiving the long-awaited injections, to protect them.  As a former public health nurse, I am a staunch believer in vaccines. They protect us against nasty viruses that ...

There’s No Try in Leadership

I was recently coaching an executive whose team had failed to meet a stated goal. He wanted to give them another chance to try, so I asked him to make a list of things he could do differently to get ...

What’s Next?

Posted by Kristin Baird That is a question weighing on everyone’s minds today. As more and more news reports tell us there will be no “getting back to normal”. We must ask; what is the new normal? Good question, but no ...

Culture is a way of life, not a project

Posted by Kristin Baird We help organizations maneuver culture change. And the difference between the ones who succeed and those who struggle comes down to a couple of significant factors. For one thing, the most successful organizations realize that culture change ...

Where are you going?

Posted by Kristin Baird This question must be answered when leading an organization through culture change. Yet, many leaders don’t take the time to clearly articulate the vision for the culture of the future. This results in wasted time and energy, ...