“We don’t work with people who suck.” – Autumn Berrang, President and Co-Founder of Adjective & Co.

Recently named one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces in America by Inc. Magazine, Adjective & Co. is a boutique branding agency that has one major guiding principle: we don’t work with people who suck -and that goes for employees and clients. Autumn Berrang is at the helm as President and Co-Founder and she shares the story… Read More

The Ultimate Onboarding Checklist

I spend a lot of time talking with leadership teams about best practices for new employee onboarding. Most of the time, we’re talking about the strategies and tactics available to their organization to ensure that every new hire is onboarded consistently.  Prior blog posts reference many of these ways to improve your company’s onboarding process:… Read More

Intentional Culture: An Interview with Alyse Makarewicz, AIA

Alyse Makarewicz, AIA, is President of AMB Architects, a bootstrapped Commercial Interior Architecture consulting and design firm with nine employees. She is also a contributing author to the book Phenomenal Success Stories, released earlier this year. Alyse’s company has been named the Best Small Business to Work for in Houston, Texas, for the last four… Read More

Teach your Core Values During New Employee Onboarding

The creation and documentation of company core values is a prerequisite to building a strong workplace culture. Core values are the rule book, the set of standards by which an organization makes its decisions.  Without core values, the culture is rudderless.  It’s how companies end up with “culture by default” instead of a “culture by… Read More

Hiring and Managing Nonprofit Teams with Blair Brettschneider, Founder and Executive Director of GirlForward

Blair Brettschneider has been named a CNN Hero and a Forbes 30 Under 30, among other accolades, for the work done through her nonprofit, GirlForward. GirlForward is dedicated to creating opportunities for girls who’ve been displaced by conflict and persecution and have been resettled in the US. GirlForward was founded in 2011, has seven employees, operates… Read More