Six Steps to Stop the Daily Firefighting and Design a Fireproof Culture for Your Company

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 I am both thrilled and honor to announce I was asked to be an ongoing contributing journalist for Money Inc. magazine. My first column ran last Friday.

The article is titled, Six Steps to Stop the Daily Firefighting and Design a Fireproof Culture for Your Company.

Like it or not, if you are in management, you are a firefighter. I get calls from anxious executives asking for help: Do I provide harassment training? Public relations training? Investigations? Just as you need a fire extinguisher at every door, elevator landing or stairwell to protect your building, you must have a fire-resistant strategy in place to protect your culture or your peace of mind will go up in flames!

What makes up a fire-resistant building and culture?

Read the article here and leave a comment. I hope you enjoy the article.


My name is Shelley Smith, your culture curator. A company’s culture can make or break the long-term success and overall profitability. Your employees must be aligned with your mission, vision, and values. Their behavioral needs must be congruent with the needs of your culture and motivated to those needs daily. If you would like to know more about this process of inquiry please contact me directly at or visit me on my websites to learn more and Calling all Culture Curators to join the conversation, for more information about membership, join-me.