Are you happy at work? Are the people working for you happy at work? In this episode Tim invites you to join the cause to obliterate job misery from the workplace. He explains what job misery is and why it matters. He also shares a vision for work in the future. Most importantly, he tells you how you can eradicate job misery from your company and leave an incredible legacy of leadership. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss! Featured Episodes
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Finding balance as is an ongoing battle most leaders struggle with constantly. It is also a question I am asked frequently from far too many leaders who are feeling burned out or overwhelmed. Though there are no easy answers to this leadership challenge, here are three simple suggestions that have helped me find balance in my career. #1 Start Unbalanced Every new leader or executive needs to put in the work upfront. What I mean is that leaders should go in to new opportunities with the expectation that for the first few months life will be busy and [...]
It’s the start of season 4 and this is a very inspiring episode that you can’t miss! In this podcast, Tim share’s how leaders and organizations can achieve incredible results by looking at a real-life example from the sporting world. Learn more about the Four C’s Model to Creating a Healthy Organizational Culture and how you too can achieve performance beyond your wildest dreams. Featured Episodes
What is culture? If you asked 100 executives, you’d probably get 100 different answers consisting of a wide variety of explanations. Though there may be some debate about what it is or isn’t, here are three basics about organizational culture every leader should know. #1 A Simple Definition A simple definition is culture is the shared beliefs, assumptions, and norms of an organization’s team members. In essence it is the rules people in a group actually live by whether written or not. #2 Always in Motion A company culture is not static—it is constantly evolving. This means if [...]
A question leaders often ask themselves is how can I better engage my team? Or, in other words, how can I capture the heart, energy, and mind of my team so that they willingly give their best at work? These are good questions. If you are a leader asking yourself these things, it is a good sign of things to come. So what can a leader do to better engage those they lead? Though there are many levers you can pull to improve engagement, one extremely effective one is to improve transparency. Transparency is sharing information freely and [...]
Today let’s talk about a simple secret for success in leadership. If you want to have great results, then there is only one place to start and that’s with culture. Why is culture the best place to start? Without a strong culture, leaders end up wasting way too much time dealing with staff turnover, recruiting, training, orientating, clarifying, etc. This leads to increased costs and a decrease in quality and service. However, when you start with culture first, it helps you retain and attract the best talent. With consistency in staff, quality and service can improve. And once [...]
Throughout my career I’ve often asked myself, why do so many leaders fail? Most leaders I’ve met start off with high hopes and most have very good intentions. Many are well educated, experienced, talented, and eager to do a good job. Most step into a leadership position believing they will be successful, and most companies who offer them the job do not secretly believe they will fail. So why does the revolving leadership door continually spin in most companies? Why do so many leaders fail to live up to their own and to others’ expectations? Though there may [...]
In a recent case-study assignment, a group of graduate students were asked to debate which company would most likely succeed long-term in a competitive marketplace—an organization rich in resources yet poor in aspirations or an organization rich in aspirations yet poor in resources. There were great points brought up on both sides of why each company might outlast the other. In the end however, the class and the instructor agreed the company that was aspiration rich and resource poor would win out. How can this be? How can an organization that is far behind in resources win out? [...]
Has there ever been a time when your team or organization was underperforming? When results just weren’t up to your expectations and progress was a struggle? I’ve been there before and have felt the frustration that comes from trying to find solutions for improvement. In moments like these I’ve tried a lot of different tactics to jumpstart performance. I’ve introduced new programs, implemented changes to current practices, developed new systems, tweaked marketing efforts, reached out for help from peers and colleagues, and I have even looked to the competition to try and learn some things from them. Though [...]
Most organizations and leaders understand that company culture influences business results. Though this is common knowledge, what isn’t well known is how to best manage and shape the company culture to improve results. As with most business functions, models and systems are often developed to help leaders and organizations achieve desired results. These models or systems impact behavior and allow a company to systematically obtain an anticipated outcome. What if there was such a model for shaping and creating a strong company culture? Though effective company cultures come in many different forms, there is a model that leaders or organizations [...]