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A simple culture of RESPECT

As the Aretha Franklin song states R E S P E C T! Look around you and unfortunately, the culture has moved so far too self-gratification and self-indulgence that simple respect for each other is being lost in the noise of selfishness. All hope is not lost as there is some indication that upcoming generations do see the value in doing the little things for others.

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Culture is far more than casual Friday’s

    Our world of noise and distraction likes to hype various things about culture.  In business, the media likes to profess how great the culture is at such and such company because they have casual Friday’s and pool tables in their employee lounge etc. Those are nice things to have in your workplace but neither ultimately cause a person to engage more fully into their career or profession.  If the culture is absent of “Purpose” and people cannot tangibly feel the commitment to that purpose then it is just more for show than being authentic.

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A Culture of Black Holes



Part of our universe contains black holes.  That place where the gravitational pull is so great that its’ contents cannot escape out into the universe. Do you have black holes in your inner makeup that don’t allow you to fully express the fullness of who you are and why you exist? Our universe is a profound expanse of beauty and intrigue.  So are you – go out and be…..


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1984 Culture



Resolutions of change give each of us the opportunity to rework part of our lives that we believe needs improvement for one reason or another. The reality is we can’t erase what has happened.  Once done it is part of the genetics of the world.  It might be small and undetectable by most but it is there. Our resolutions are not a rewrite of history.  They are an improvement of our future. Let our culture never evolve into a mindset of rewriting the past to disguise the future.


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Cultural Tune-up

  2019 is the year of the Cultural Tune-up effort.  We invite you to journey along with us as we take the next 12 weeks to walk you through an approach to help you tune-up your personal or business culture.  Have an impact in 2019 by taking positive steps to move your culture to a new higher level of performance.  Have an interest in the Tune-up?  Visit our Business Strategy site – www.jklassociates.com/ and sign up for the 3-minute weekly reminder to receive an email to explore your culture in 2019.

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New Year – Same Culture?



A new calendar year has begun giving each of us the opportunity to reflect on years gone by and optimism for this upcoming year of events.  Yes, time has passed but are we better in some way from the past? Is the environment of our society a fertile ground for personal development and new discovery? Are the relationships we have built upon intrinsic core values or simple transactions of convenience? Lots to ponder and make choices for an improved 2019.


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Celebrate the New Year

The final days and hours of 2018 are rapidly approaching.  Ask yourself what have you contributed to the culture around you?  What can your contribution in 2019 be to make the world we live in that much better for all?  A New Year – A New Promise!

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A Culture of PEACE on Earth

As our thoughts turn to Christmas at this time of year, we can all, regardless of background, upbringing and cultural differences pause and reflect on the hope of all of us living at a future time of genuine PEACE on Earth.

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Respect Cultural Diversity

Cultures, just like various and diverse grains, seeds, and nuts, each has its value to nourish and provide unique tastes to nurture our lives. Too often when something is different we first turn our nose up or away rather than pointing it directly at the matter and learning what is good.  In a culture where we first engage positively rather than negatively, we can only rise higher to more and greater fulfillment.

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A Culture Void of Vulnerability

  Vulnerability in a society where we can hide behind social media and rarely expose our true beings, our culture becomes infected and removes from us an important part of living. To allow ourselves to be vulnerable so that we can grow from that exposure of being authentic and genuine.

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