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Erin’s New Job

Erin’s New Job

Houston, TX – 7/10/2017 Erin J. Poerschke began working for Culture Spark as an intern the summer of 2016 and continued working remotely as she finished her senior year at University of Arkansas. Erin graduated in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing, and starts to work in Austin for Advantage Solutions as a Leadership Development Associate.

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Motivation to Manage

Motivation to Manage

Houston Texas –6/27/2017 Over the course of my 19 year career, I have seen both the best and the worst people managers. Great managers are so hard to find, and just because someone is a great professional doesn’t mean they’ll make a great manager. So how do you avoid putting people in management that are doomed for failure? The key is to uncover their motivation for being in management.

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Houston Texas –6/15/2017 This June, in honor of Father’s Day, the team members of Culture Spark share how their fathers’ influences have assisted in shaping their personal lives and professional careers.

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Zappos

Zappos

Houston Texas –5/17/2017 When you hear Zappos, company culture is likely to be the first thing that comes to mind. While they do sell shoes and other retail goods, it is not what they sell that defines them but how they sell it. Zappos has established a strong company culture based on 10 core values, and fitting into that culture is the most important thing managers look for when it comes to hiring. When you get the company culture piece right, great customer service and a strong brand come naturally.

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Mother’s Wisdom

Mother’s Wisdom

Houston Texas – 5/2/2017 At Culture Spark, we challenge our clients to “Ignite, Inspire from Within.” So often that inspiration in our personal lives comes from the important people that surround and guide us as we grow. This May, in honor of Mother’s Day, the team members at Culture Spark are each sharing a piece of wisdom from their moms that has carried them from childhood and into their professional careers.

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Leadership Behavior

Leadership Behavior

Houston Texas – 5/2/2017 As a leader, be very mindful of your employees’ experience with you. Behave in a way the leader you admire behaves. Recognize that your actions- both the good behaviors and the bad- are being watched carefully by your employees, as you are helping them form their own leadership styles.

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The Ownership Brief

The Ownership Brief

Houston Texas –4/18/2017 The Ritz Carlton is one of the best hotel chains in the world. Not because they have clean rooms, a great mission statement or luxury establishments; that is just in their DNA. Their greatness comes from articulating and executing on their competitive advantage- a proactive approach to customer service.

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Spring Renewal

Spring Renewal

Spring is a time of rebirth, a time to shed winter's ways and make room for warmer weather. Time to open doors and windows and let the fresh air flow through. We look at this...

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Life Lessons from Lemonade

Life Lessons from Lemonade

Houston Texas –4/5/2017 For those of you that are parents, you’ll understand there is nothing quite like seeing the pride and sense of accomplishment in our kids when they achieve.

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