6 Secrets to Building a Bad-Ass Company Culture

This year, the employees of SpareFoot (we call them SpareFeet) gave the company one of the biggest compliments an employer could ever receive. In confidential surveys for the Austin Business Journalâ€...


10 Traits You Should Know for Your Next Hire

If you are the hiring manager and is mainly responsible for the recruitment of your company employees, it is your job and main responsibility to make sure that you are able to scout for the best hire ...


3 Things Rockstar Employees Need to Stay Put

Take a minute to think about your roster of employees. Now mentally identify your top dogs. This shouldn’t take you long. If you are like me, you know exactly who those people are and you cringe at ...


Organization 2.0: Why We’re Building a Culture Instead of a Company

When I worked as a consultant at Deloitte, I got to see a lot of different organizational structures under a microscope. The thing you learn pretty quickly is that organizations succeed or fail becaus...


The Progression of Company Culture Within an Organization

What does every single business ever created have in common? The answer is they all started out as an idea; one person’s fantasy as to how their vision can make a difference to the world. From t...


Team Building is Not an Extracurricular Activity: How to Make Company Culture a Priority from Day One

Culture is a very real and meaningful part of a company that determines how team members feel about the business, the product, and one another. But building a strong company culture is also an opportu...


Tips for Defining Company Culture

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines culture as “the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties, especially by education,” which is an incredibly boring statement. So, I kept reading...


Creating the Right Office Culture to Foster Innovation

If you’ve ever wondered why the buzzword “innovation” is thrown around so often, it’s because its two biggest results – added value and the change that drives it – are so crucial to busine...


Finding Similar Personalities for Your Company

Like Lucy and Ricky, peanut butter and jelly, and Bert and Ernie, some things just go together – and it’s the same with business. The most successful companies are those with employees who “fit ...


An MBA Caliber Education Outside of the Classroom: Building Good Company Culture

In the last decade, the relative importance of company culture has shot up in value, due to findings that demonstrate that employee satisfaction leads to increased job performance. Not only do custome...