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Company Culture: The Keys to Loving Where You Work

Steve Jobs once said - “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Now Steve was a wise man, but in this instance, he's only half right. You see, to have a truly fulfilling career, you need to also love where you work.

Unfortunately, this is a mistake a lot of us make. We place all our time, resources, and energy towards working in a specific industry/field and pay no attention to the company for which we will be working. And it's regrettable because where we work, influences our ability to do what we love successfully, and impacts our moods (both at work and at home). It's such a big piece, yet we put no thought into it when searching for a career - until today.

5 Ways Leaders Can Cultivate Culture Through Communication

Leadership plays a significant role in cultivating a company's culture. What leadership communicates to employees, is an indicator of the values they hold, while the actions they take, regarding those values, let's everyone know just how seriously they take those principles.

Unfortunately, some leaders don’t communicate their beliefs, while others think they're conveying their stance, but the message isn't getting through. As a result, the employees are acting inconsistently to the company’s values.

This misalignment in company culture can have a devastating impact on the overall business, which is why leadership should always look to themselves first when trying to fix a broken culture.

How to Tell Your Boss They've Made a Bad Decision

There's no way around it, the workplace is full of difficult situations. And for many, it doesn't get much more challenging than a boss about to make a terrible decisions. You want to say something, but deep down you think it's a mistake to speak up. On the other hand, you know the implementation of this decision is going to waste a lot of time, money, and energy.

So how do you handle this situation? How do you tell the boss, he/she is wrong?

Overcoming Being Under Motivated

It’s a beginning of a new project. You wake up early, full of energy, and you are ready to go. Hell, there's even a little pep in your step. But soon days go by, and the easiest of tasks starts to become burdensome. You start picking up other assignments, just so you don't have to think about the project anymore. In fact, the mere thought of having to do this task may just shut you down. The motivation has gone right out of the window.

It's an ugly cycle, and it's so easy to get caught up in it. Fortunately, the good news is, there's a way out of it. But before we get to that, let me show you some ways to stays motivated throughout a project.

Staying Motivated

Quick Tip - 9 Ways to Add Value to a Group

Groups play a significant role in our everyday work life, and they're full of many intricate dynamics and situations. One of those complex features is, you.

You are such a vital component in the success and failure of your work group. Obviously, you'd like to be on the successful end of that last statement. But to do that, you must recognize your strengths and weaknesses in this area.

To help you figure this out, I've put together a list of 9 different ways you can add value to any group...