The one thing that I am noticing is that ‘culture’ is a BIG word. It sometimes feels and seems so BIG that people often miss that it’s the people that matter most in culture. People are the culture…
The role of the leader is to create an overall atmosphere in the culture that invited people to go deep and to be who they are meant to be. Lean in, set the tone with your example. Go deeper and press for a whole-hearted culture.
Atmosphere affects our breathing, which affects our living.
The same is true with organizational cultures – they are an atmosphere. Some cultures can choke some people in a matter of minutes. Other cultures tend to kill people over months or years, but definitely harm an employees well-being. Others still, are free and clear and produce effective, long-term health.
1. “I told you how to do it. Why won’t you listen to me?” – There is nothing more demeaning than to feel like a little kid at work. 2. “If I need you to know I will tell you.” – This is a power play of someone who doesn’t like to share power. This comment will never build a [...]
Proud people have something to prove. They are not content with who they are and feel the need to assert themselves, to convince people they are who they want to be. Insecure people have no capacity to be humble. When you confront a person for their lack of humility, you may be accurate, but that does not mean that they [...]
I have had a few friends and family succumb to cancer and its devastating power. It’s a vicious disease. Cancer starts with a mutated cell and begins reproducing itself inside, battling against good cells. It takes those good cells hostage and typically spreads in a fast and bombastic way. Eventually, cancer takes over and shuts down vital organs needed to [...]