Looking back, the eye rolling was inevitable. Everyone on the leadership team knew the idea was unlikely to work. Our boss had sparked the doubts. “We need to initiate a mentoring program. The Human Resources department can work on developing a program we can roll out in the fourth quarter.” We were all thinking one […]
Posts with the ‘Culture’ tag
Playing within the rules is a given in business. But, the increased communication around compliance has a negative side effect. Compliance becomes a goal in and of itself. The implication is that if I have a compliant team, I am a successful leader. Not true.
Reactionary, stressed out, short-fused, and negative – when I am like this it is usually because I have lost sight of my vision. I am focused on the short term and forgot how to enjoy the ride I am on. A leader without vision, is doomed to fail at work and at home.
Unfortunately, many companies have values that no one can remember or understand. Even fewer companies have values that people actually live by. Some leaders believe that just because they have a list of lofty sounding words posted somewhere, they have done something important. But, what should values do besides take up space on a company […]
“If you don’t know where you are going, how do you expect to get there.” is one of my favorite quotes of all time. We all want to lead or be part of an elite team. But what does good look like? What do elite teams have in common? How can a leader develop an […]
Politics. Gossip. Back stabbing. Whining. Distrust. Selfishness. Bad Attitudes. Work environments characterized by one or more of these traits are miserable places to work. I often run into leaders that know they are leading teams that have these issues. Unfortunately some of these leaders fail to realize that the cultures of their teams are the […]
84% of employees do not believe their company’s culture is widely upheld according to a study by the Aberdeen Group. The startling thing is the numbers are only slightly better for executives who answered that same survey – 81% admitted they are not doing a good job upholding the company culture. These are the people […]
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” -George Patton Based on this quote, I’ve been on teams that would have made General Patton crazy. You may have too. These are teams where people don’t speak up. Everyone is agreeable and all ideas are good – especially if the ideas came from the boss. […]
“If you do this, then I will do that.” or “I’m going to do this.” Period. End of story. One is the basic language in most contracts. One is the language of a covenant. The problem with contracts is that if one party does not comply, then the other party is not obligated to comply […]
The Secret To Keeping A Great Culture Great – Interview with Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals on IMPACT Talk Radio
Bob Funk, Founder and CEO of Express Employment Professionals ($2.8 billion annually) speaks with Dave Anderson about The Secret to Keeping a Great Culture Great on this 30 minute podcast. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 5 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on iTunes as well! Other resources -free […]