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Category: Corporate Culture

I WISH I WORKED FOR YOUR COMPANY!: Blessed with Rejuvenation

I wish I worked for your company!  I heard this phrase over and over again when I would tell people that we were in Europe because I had earned a four week Sabbatical from my employer.  Many were incredulous that any employer would give that amount time off without many stipulations on what to do with it. But that's... Read More

Stewardship Brings Purpose

December is Stewardship month at DISHER! Stewardship is one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. If you were sitting in our company’s all-team meeting last Friday, you would have heard Kimberly and Chuck share why we embrace stewardship and stories of how we live it out— not just in December but throughout the year. One of the quotes they shared... Read More

The Art of Rejuvenation: Life is a Marathon not a Sprint

Dusk along the coast of Santorini on the Mediterranean Sea.   My wife and I had the privilege to rejuvenate by taking a vacation to Europe this summer. Like many of you, we heard how awesome Europe is with all of its history, food, entertainment, night life, and more. We planned a two-week adventure down to the hour. After four... Read More

A Healthy Culture Reduces Ankle Biters

Meet Scout. Scout is an English Springer Spaniel. Scout is cute. Scout is a lot of work. My wife and I are dog lovers. We talked about our dogs on our first date. We always assumed that we would have a dog at some point during our married lives. Our first dog was Cooper. She was a beautiful Golden... Read More

Authentic Motivation

How to Bring Purpose, Passion, & Productivity to Any Project I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in several different industries during my ten-years at DISHER. Some of them have been very rewarding while others have been a bit of a bear to get through. To better understand myself and gain more insight on... Read More

The Fundamentals of Feedback

A Skill Worth Developing Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that pays big dividends for personal development. And like any skill it can be developed. At DISHER, when I am working on complex project teams with multiple parties, being able to communicate feedback often and effectively helps build trust among the team and enables the team to work... Read More

How Will You Play Your Hand?

  Good Stewardship is a Win-Win A Core Culture Characteristic at DISHER December is our month for highlighting Stewardship at DISHER. It’s one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. Every December we talk about what it is, why we do it, and the many ways in which we can carry it out in our lives throughout the year. Our use of the... Read More

Is Your Corporate Mission Just Lip Service? How to Build a Culture by Design

Building a Culture by Design™ I’ve worked in some awesome companies— collaborative, educational, challenging, and most of all… fun! The best jobs have always had the best people. I’ve also worked in some not-so-great environments— political, demanding (in that “oh no - what are they making me do now” kind-of way), deceptive, and profit-at-all-costs thinking which made for... Read More

I Love Being Right

I love being right… and the importance of creating meaningful culture visuals is one of those times. Being right doesn’t happen as often as I think it should happen but when it does— it feels sweet. Yes, one of my many personality challenges is the internal conviction that when I have an idea, it is probably a good one.... Read More