The Blue Kite Blog

3 Words to Help Me Reach My Goals in 2017

3 Guiding Principles for 2017

By | January 04, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you’re excited for the start of a fresh, new year. I always get giddy around this time of the year. I love reflecting on what I’ve learned from the previous year while planning for the year ahead. Like many people, I was glad to kiss... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

How a Strong Culture Impacts your Business

5 Ways a Strong Culture Positively Impacts Your Business

By | July 06, 2016

Building a strong culture is no small task. It takes time and resources to create a winning culture with a compelling vision, thriving environment and flourishing employees. So, is the investment worth it? We think so. A strong company culture is not just about giving your team the warm fuzzies... Read More »

3 Ways to Cultivate Your Team to Create Winning Culture

How to Cultivate Your Team to Create a Winning Culture

By | June 30, 2016

When it comes to company culture, the tendency is to think about ways to benefit the team as a whole. However, thinking about employees on an individual level is the key to keeping them engaged, productive and loyal to your company. Not to mention, happy employees can be your biggest... Read More »

How to Create the Right Environment for a Winning Culture

By | June 29, 2016

When people talk about company culture, it’s easy to default to thinking about the office environment. After all, it’s the most tangible aspect of culture. And, it’s why culture often becomes synonymous with Foosball tables and nap pods. But those “shiny objects” are not enough to establish a strong culture... Read More »