Corporate culture

  • Mar272017
    Personal brand
    Article

    Your Personal Brand

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    Iago knew of what he spoke of when saying, “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is...

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  • Nov222016
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    Your Problem Employee is The Dysfunctional-Functional Employee

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    One of the biggest mistakes that I made while running my company Micrel for 37 years was to hang...

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  • Nov152016
    Article

    Begging for a Return to Respectful Communications

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    Because we are all uniquely different human beings, it is not surprising that the chances are that most people...

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  • Jul142016
    Article

    Crafting The Ideal Workplace

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    A lot of people enjoy working from home, because to them it is the ideal workplace. So why isn’t...

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  • Jun032016
    Article

    Changing Silicon Valley

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    Silicon Valley is working well, but is increasingly broken. We have venture capitalists to thank and blame for both....

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  • Apr262016
    happy employees
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    Success with People

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    Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse “Mankind was my business,” wailed the ghost of Jacob Marley. In life, nothing is...

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  • Apr212016
    Tough Things First Podcast
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    Tough Things First Podcast Launches

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    The Tough Things First Podcast launched today. As if I were not busy enough. Several people have told me...

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  • Mar102016
    Article

    The Employee Happiness Quotient

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    Unhappy employees don’t contribute much and rarely stay for long. Micrel, the semiconductor company I founded and led for...

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  • Mar032016
    Article

    The key to hiring the best employees

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    Micrel had the lowest employee turnover rate in the American semiconductor industry, and the highest rate of boomerang (returning)...

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  • Jan192016
    Article

    How to control events and employees without actually controlling them

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    Dictators are typically unpopular and short-lived. It is little wonder. People are by nature free agents, and resist being...

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  • Jan132016
    Article

    Passion and stress: Firing up the team without burning them out

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    Passion is a good thing. During the 37 years at the helm of Micrel, we fired up our employees...

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  • Sep222015
    Article

    A Company Divided Against Itself …

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    To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a company divided against itself cannot stand. The foreshadowed collapse comes from office politics, a...

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  • Jul292015
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    Building Boomerang Employees

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    Boomerang employees are proof that your corporate culture is healthy. “I knew that Micrel was the best place that...

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  • Jun112015
    Article

    Executive Ethics and the Rudderless Ship

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    Entrepreneurs often provide the ethics of their entire organization. Those that don’t oversee chaos. Ethics are systems of moral...

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