Sign Up

How To

Create A High Performing Culture


Brad Shorkend, CEO of Still Human, shares his thoughts on how to make your business a place where people feel welcome and able to do their best.


Tuck In

About This Recipe


The difference between a business that shoots the lights out and one that ticks over, is the extent to which people bring their A game to work. In this recipe, the CEO of Still Human, Brad Shorkend, lets entrepreneurs in on a few secrets on how to create an A-game workplace.

He explains the link between design and human connection, and between a constructive culture and attracting high-performing staff members. Brad also unpacks concepts such as people push, ways of working and stoke. His thoughts on recognition are sure to give entrepreneurs good ideas on how to recognise behaviours they want and root out those that hurt the business.

Cover These 10 Steps


  • Step 1: Establish Meaningful Communication Flow\

  • Step 2: Create ‘Stoke’ Moments

  • Step 3: Establish Ways Of Working

  • Step 4: Reflect On Organizational Culture

  • Step 5: Design the work place

  • Step 6: Nurture Growth Of Individuals

  • Step 7: Develop An Innovative Culture

  • Step 8: Reflect And Assess

  • Step 9: Create A Shared Purpose

  • Step 10: Promote Recognition

Is This The Recipe For You?

Watch these videos to understand, who our Heavy Chef is, what the topic is, what mistakes entrepreneurs often make when it comes to this topic as well as the benefits it brings.


Who Is Our Heavy Chef?


Brad Shorkend is the CEO of Still Human (Workplace Advisory), obsessed with helping businesses, leaders, and everyone who wakes up in the morning to engage the world of work to be better at the complicated job of being human and creating the conditions for success.

Since 2005 Brad Shorkend has worked with thousands of people around the world on how to ‘better human’ at work, and in turn how to build and lead organisations that are awesome places for people to work in, to innovate meaningfully, and to achieve sustainable success in a world that has gone digital crazy.


Not a Heavy Chef member yet? 

To access all recipes, sign up here.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.

Why Are Heavy Chef Recipes So Highly Regarded? 

One Tasty Recipe.
Ten Tiny Bites. 

Each Heavy Chef recipe is made up of ten focused 'learning bites' of five minutes or less. 

For Entrepreneurs.
By Entrepreneurs. 

Continually focusing on the needs of our ever-growing community of entrepreneurs. 

Access Anytime. Anywhere. Anyhow. 

As long as you have an internet-enabled device, you can digest a tasty learning bite. 

Not yet a member? Sign up here.

Want Even More?

Heavy Chef has thousands of learning bites, just like these. Search from technology, leadership and creativity topics, served up by the heaviest chefs in the world. 

Search Recipes