Monthly Archives: June 2015

What Chickens can Teach Us about Company Culture

The organizational patterns of a chicken coop may not be the most likely place to model company culture. But what happens when you model a chicken coop after stereotypical hierarchy in a high-achiever focused company culture? Biologist William Muir found out, and the results were grim; the chickens at the top peck each other to death.

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The healing and human power of music in St. Louis

The “Courage Counts Showcase” concert at the Sun Theatre in St. Louis this spring was the culmination of an eight-week program called Life Compositions that matched music therapy students from Maryville University with sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students of Confluence Academy Old North. The goal of the program was for the students to write songs about the trials and tribulations of growing up in urban areas.

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Cardinal Rules for Leadership

Matheny explains his style of team management as being a servant leader. He theorizes that a good leader should empower and encourage. As he explains, “you know somebody needs encouragement if they’re breathing.”

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