Culture

51r8u6wtpiL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
-Peter Drucker

Many leaders and aspiring leaders think their skills and strategies are what create impact, and that perks and parties are what create culture. But in reality a much larger part is created by the leader’s energy in every moment of truth. When you kick off a meeting or a conference call, when a problem occurs, when you’re asking the team to come up with a breakthrough in a short period of time … it’s moments like those when your energy shapes the culture of your organization. If your energy is consistently and authentically optimized for the moment, you will create the impact and culture you’re hoping for. [click to continue…]

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PrimedToPerformMost business leaders today realize that a strong organizational culture is critical to success. However, culture tends to feel like some magic force that few leaders know how to control. So most leaders try to shape culture based on their intuition, leave it to chance, or try carrot-and-stick approaches to drive performance.

To find a systematic, data-driven approach to shape culture, former McKinsey consultant Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi surveyed over 20,000 workers around the world, analyzed 50 major companies, and conducted scores of experiments before arriving at one major conclusion: Why people work determines how well they work. [click to continue…]

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