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4 Company Culture Lessons @ Airbnb

4 Company Culture Lessons @ Airbnb

After speaking at a conference in San Francisco, I got a chance to spend some time at Airbnb Headquarters. Having been to dozens of company headquarters, this one really stood out. All their offices are modeled after exact replicas of popular listings, they had a 50...

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Connection @ LinkedIn

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Connection @ LinkedIn

Feeling lost after navigating a maze of parking lots, I finally found myself in the lobby of LinkedIn at their headquarters in Mountain View, CA. In under a minute, I felt welcome in the space of this behemoth social network company. How though? Upon reflection, I...

4 Characteristics of Powerful Questions

4 Characteristics of Powerful Questions

Last week, We!™ facilitated an experiential training program for 30 managers in a 400-person transportation company. Their goals? 1.) Build relationships of trust. 2.) Reduce turnover. Will and I set out to design the most engaging, experiential program...

Cause Impacts Culture @ Highland Brewing Company

Cause Impacts Culture @ Highland Brewing Company

Imagine hiking to the top of a mountain that is named after a seasonal  beer. At Highland Brewing Company, that is part of the job description. This experience is offered to the public five times a year. It’s led by a member of the Southern Appalachian Highlands...

One Lesson from Mangos and Dentists @ Facebook

One Lesson from Mangos and Dentists @ Facebook

Mango sorbet and dentists. What do these two things have in common? Hint: it's not cavities. During a meeting at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, we discovered the true connection between mango sorbet and the dentist: both had the impact of reducing stress...

Conference Conversation and Nuclear Guilt

Conference Conversation and Nuclear Guilt

Mango sorbet and dentists. What do these two things have in common? Hint: it's not cavities. During a meeting at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, we discovered the true connection between mango sorbet and the dentist: both had the impact of reducing stress...