The Blue Kite Blog

How Space Influences Company Culture

How Your Office Space Influences Company Culture

By | October 04, 2016

It’s not uncommon for most conversations about company culture to revolve around physical office space. Although we believe there’s more to company culture than your physical environment, it’s still an important component to a strong, thriving culture. In fact, we talk about it in our three pillars of a strong... Read More »

employees influence culture

How to Influence Culture When You’re Not in Charge

By | September 19, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I led a workshop at the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) conference. I spoke about why healthy organizational culture matters and how CCDA leaders can cultivate a strong culture within their own organization. At the end of my talk, I received this question: “What do... Read More »


How Strong is Your Culture? Get a Free Analysis

By | September 12, 2016

How would you rate your company’s culture? If you’re like the people who took our company culture survey, chances are good that you would give your company fairly high marks. In fact, 55 percent of survey respondents rated their culture as “strong” or “very strong”. However, when you get to... Read More »


Research Reveals Characteristics of Companies with Strong Culture

By | August 29, 2016

For the past several months, we’ve been talking a lot about the importance of strong company culture. You see, we believe that a winning culture is the difference-maker for the world’s most successful organizations. But, we wanted to test our theories and gather some data on the subject. That’s why we... Read More »


3 Common Culture Missteps to Avoid in Your Business

By | August 22, 2016

I watched an interview recently with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. He talked about how we have two choices in life. We can either be thermometers or thermostats. He has said, “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? Will you yield to the world’s temperature or will you set it?”... Read More »

People writing their company's story while sitting at a table.

Why Your Company’s Story Matters More Than Ever

By | August 15, 2016

I have a confession to make. For the past several months (or maybe a year if I’m truly being honest), I have fallen out of love with marketing. I have been frustrated by the constant focus on the next shiny object – the latest tool, platform, app or trick that... Read More »

Building a legacy that lasts

7 Keys to Building a Legacy

By | August 08, 2016

I have the privilege of raising three boys. I remember each of the births like it were yesterday. I can say that founding a business is the closest you can get to birthing and raising a child. It’s a long-term endeavor with great highs and lows. It requires knowledge and... Read More »

We banned these five weak phrases from the workplace to strengthen company culture.

5 Weak Phrases We Banned to Improve Workplace Culture

By | July 27, 2016

A few weeks ago, Stan pointed out to me that there’s a word I overuse on a regular basis. The abuse of this word corrodes my confidence and dilutes my authority as a leader. And, this is not the first time I’ve been told this. Throughout my life, people have... Read More »


How to Reinvent Your Company Culture

By | July 18, 2016

The case has been made over and over again about why the culture you create at your company matters. Countless articles have been written about why culture eats strategy for breakfast and you’ve seen the best places to work list published each year. We have even given three pillars you... Read More »

What is Founder-Inspired Culture?

By | July 11, 2016

Throughout my entire career, I have tried to influence company culture. In each of my jobs before starting Blue Kite, I would look for ways to improve employee morale and strengthen the bonds of our team. At one company, I proposed group lunches in our conference room so we weren’t... Read More »