Let’s talk today about why culture matters—why it works at transforming and positively impacting all results within an organization. So why does it work? The answer is simple really. A company with a strong workplace culture taps in to the emotional and intellectual energy of every employee. When a workplace culture is weak or unhealthy, people often do just enough to get by. They never emotionally or intellectually engage. They fail to feel a compelling reason to give their all. They don’t believe they are a part of anything special or significant so they simply do what they have to do to [...]
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Are you a leader that is struggling to love your job? Do you feel like you’ve lost a sense of purpose or do you wonder if you are making a difference? Are you frustrated with your team’s performance and results? If so, I get you. I’ve been there before. It’s not uncommon to feel frustrated, lost, discouraged, or even apathetic at times. Leading others can be hard! So what is a leader to do? How can you fall in love with your job again? The number one way I’ve learned to regain love for my job is by helping others love theirs. As strange [...]
If you manage people, your influence on others is huge! Period. Whether you know it or not, or believe it or not, your influence on the people you lead impacts all things in their life. Notice I didn’t say work, I said life! As a leader, you have a tremendous privilege to influence others, for good or for bad. The direct impact you have on the lives of those you supervise is hard to quantify, but in many cases, if you’re not number one, you’re among the top three most influential people in their lives. In so many ways you impact their emotional, mental, and even physical [...]
Today let’s talk trust. One of the best ways to improve trust in the workplace is by doing what you say you are going to do. That’s it! Sure, sounds easy but it can be hard. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar…. Scenario #1 Employee: Can we talk? Leader: Sure, I’ll get back to you within an hour. (gets tied up and forgets to get back) Scenario #2 Employee: I need a new laptop computer can you order me one so that I can get my work done? Leader: Yes, let me order it. (puts it on the to do list but never [...]
I’ve received some really good questions during season two of the podcast. Today on our last episode of season two I will take time to answer some of the really important ones that can help you implement what we’ve discussed during this season and ultimately strengthen your organization’s culture. You won’t want to miss this last episode of season two! Featured Episodes
I recently read a quote that made me smile. It said, “Everything I learned about parenting is leadership and everything I learned about leadership is wrong.” – Bob Chapman It made me smile because in so many ways it’s true! Though I won’t debate the merits between taking a leadership course or a parenting class to become a stronger leader, let me share five things I’ve been taught about being a good parent that is applicable to great leadership. And these ideas you won’t hear often in most leadership courses… #1 Be An Example For better or for worse, children mirror the [...]
What’s the best way to improve your culture? Through small and simple things. Much like the seeds of a great redwood tree that start out small, consistently doing small and simple things over time will add up and grow your organization’s culture until it becomes a powerful force. Simple things done consistently over time have always proven to be the most effective way to have a lasting impact on culture. In this episode learn to never devalue small and simple things! Featured Episodes
Are you winning at work? How do you know? Too many people aren’t sure if they are winning at work or not. They go through their routines, strive to do their best, but at the end of the day they feel unsure. So, today, let’s talk about three ways you can know whether your winning at work or not. #1 Define What Winning Looks Like Too many people aren’t sure if they are winning or not because they’ve never taken the time to decide what winning means to them. They haven’t envisioned who or what they want [...]
How does an organization actually make progress toward achieving their vision? By deciding what matters most right now! In this podcast, organizations who are serious about achieving results and improving as a company will learn how developing company themes can help them. But what is a company theme? And how can creating clarity around them make your organization’s culture stronger? Tune in now to find out more! Featured Episodes
A common question I’m asked about creating a healthy and strong organizational culture is where should I start? Though there are a lot of things you can do right now to improve your culture, the best place to start is with a mission statement. (Check out my article on 3 Essential Elements To A Well-Crafted Mission Statement). Purpose A good mission statement is the best place to start because it gives your team purpose. Without purpose, people struggle to do their best work. When motivated by a purpose, teams reach results beyond what many will believe is possible. Decision Making A good mission statement is also [...]