Examples of successful workplace cultures mapped with the Culture Design Canvas.

Culture matters because it boosts productivity, agility, employee engagement, and innovation. A strong, positive workplace culture precedes business results.

The culture of an organization encompasses much more than the values and purpose of your company. For the analysis, I'm using The Culture Design Canvas — a framework that captures the…


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Can workplace culture be designed? That’s the question I always get when I tell people what I do for a living. People still think that culture is something that just happens organically.

A recent study by Glassdoor shows that companies with a strong culture outperform the Standard & Poor’s 500…


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How do you get teams working as well as they used to? How do you deal with issues that are being amplified by virtual distance?

Your culture depends heavily on connection and collaboration. However, the COVID-19 health crisis has forced most people to work remotely without the right preparation.


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Leadership is the art of making choices. Saying ‘yes’ is easy and comfortable, but what we say ‘no’ to defines our success. Great leaders know when to make sacrifices to stay focused.

Imagine taking over a tech company that’s losing money because sales are down. …


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Everyone acknowledges that Airbnb has disrupted the hospitality industry. However, what makes this company so unique is its obsession with culture. Speak to any Airbnb employee about what makes the company special, and they’ll answer “the culture.”

It all started back in 2012 by the advice Peter Thiel gave the…


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Most people don’t know what they don’t know. Psychologists Rozenblit and Keil coined the term the illusion of explanatory depth to describe this phenomenon.

We all believe we know more (about ourselves) than we actually do.

My point is not to make you feel bad, but to invite you to…


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One of the most common misconceptions about purpose is that it’s something squishy and weak, that it’s only for lighthearted organizations. This couldn’t be further from the trust.

Being a purpose-driven organization is not about having a feel-good culture, but about solving complex problems. People want to be challenged. …


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Giving feedback is a gift that helps people learn and grow. When practiced as a team, it fosters collaboration — not just learning.

Collective feedback encourages people to focus on the outcomes as a team. …


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The path unfolds itself.

The way of the changemaker is the most rewarding yet challenging path you can choose. The future looks bright ahead but the journey is messy and lonely.

“A change agent is a person who cannot help but to improve things. It’s like an addiction or a habit.” — Henrik Kniberg


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Feedback is a gift that keeps giving — it helps both the receiver and the giver grow.

Unfortunately, when practiced sporadically and without purpose, feedback makes people feel attacked rather than appreciated. It triggers adverse reactions that make our hearts pound and increases anxiety.

Ineffective feedback is a disappointing surprise…

Fearless Culture

We help teams and people drive positive change by…

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