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Topic: Values

A Thanksgiving Thank You from Paro

Nov 22, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

Dear friends of Paro,

Thanksgiving is the absolute best holiday for food: roasted turkey, creamed spinach, fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls, mashed potatoes... Even the cranberry sauce is amazing. (Mouth watering yet? Mine is.)  But, in anticipation of Thursday’s feast, I often forget to think about what I have to be thankful for, especially when it comes to the professional side of my life. I’ve learned a lot these last two years starting and leading Paro… things like: it is so important to celebrate small wins, to take a moment to acknowledge a colleague, or to pause and reflect.

So here it goes… my post-pause reflection.

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Five Uncomfortable Truths About Defining Your Company Values

Aug 31, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

The values session started out great. Three-and-a-half hours later, we were exhausted, dehydrated and sweating profusely.

When we walked into the conference room at 2 p.m. on Friday, we were armed with enough fluorescent Post-It notes and rainbow sharpies to throw a first-grade grade birthday party. We were ready to talk values and get them on paper, then head out for an evening of team fun and a few beers. The mood was light, the team was smiling and our show-and-tell objects were in hand.

What went wrong?

Read the full article on Forbes here.


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