Part 10: Curating an Exceptional Culture

2023-07-26T20:44:49+00:00July 26th, 2023|

Keep Things Simple The world is a complicated, noisy place. Inputs assail us all day long, competing for our attention and challenging our ability to focus. Culture creates clarity. Leaders who curate culture are consistently on-message. They remind everyone of fundamental truths about the culture and the business to keep people grounded during challenging periods [...]

Part 9: Curating an Exceptional Culture

2023-07-19T15:17:05+00:00July 19th, 2023|

Quit Managing. Start Leading. Leadership Guru Warren Bennis defines leadership as, “the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Let’s add to that. The leader’s role is to cast vision, provide resources, remove obstacles, drive execution, and deliver results. Most people would much rather be led than managed. What’s the difference? Visualize standing over someone versus [...]

Part 7: Curating an Exceptional Cuture

2023-06-28T16:56:52+00:00June 28th, 2023|

Get Aligned Once culture is defined, we need to align. Alignment requires two important shifts. The first shift happens within leadership. Leaders must realize it “isn’t about them.” The second shift is even more important and depends on the success of the first. This shift happens within the organization itself. Everyone must believe…that leadership believes…that [...]

Quiet Quitting – Final Post

2023-05-10T15:13:35+00:00May 10th, 2023|

Quiet quitting isn’t new. It’s a new twist on an old problem. But, it has captured people’s attention. As leaders, it’s on us to address it.  

Quiet Quitting – Part 8

2023-05-03T14:49:50+00:00May 3rd, 2023|

Treatment Option 4: Work to Reconnect Employees/Teammates Employee engagement relies on feeling connected to one another individually and connected as at team to a bigger purpose. Leaders must be intentional in creating interaction and cohesion.  

Quiet Quitting – Part 7

2023-04-26T17:25:18+00:00April 26th, 2023|

Treatment Option 4: Acknowledge and Respect that Employees Have Changed. Quiet quitting is an identity shift. See employees as they are now vs. who they were pre-pandemic. Employees want autonomy over their work, not just in how they carry out their tasks, but also — as much as possible — influence over where and when [...]

Quiet Quitting – Part 5

2023-04-12T14:58:10+00:00April 12th, 2023|

Treatment Option 2: Rebuild the psychological contract with employees. The 20th Century psychological contract was transactional: Employees showed up every day from 9-5, and in return were rewarded with a paycheck and a pension. The 21st Century contract is relational. Employees want a paycheck, but they want challenge, career growth, support, and meaningful relationships. More [...]

Quiet Quitting – Part 4

2023-04-05T19:09:14+00:00April 5th, 2023|

Treatment Option #1: Acknowledge this is a leadership issue. In his book Extreme Ownership, former Navy Seal Jocko Willink writes: “On any team, in any organization, all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader. The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything.” Leadership must address manager engagement first, then re-skill them to [...]

Quiet Quitting : Part 3 – Uncovering the Cause

2023-03-29T14:42:16+00:00March 29th, 2023|

“What is your why?” It sounds like an esoteric question, but why is it that you choose to go to work each day? Why do you choose this profession, instead of something else? Why do you choose the role you are in, as opposed to others? Encourage yourself and others to press beyond the obvious [...]

Quiet Quitting: Part 2 – What’s New?

2023-03-22T19:03:35+00:00March 22nd, 2023|

In the video – which has over 3.5 million views – 24-year-old TikToker Zaid Khan (@zaidlepplin) states that “work is not your life.” This is not a new concept. But assuming that work is a requisite part of life, to view the act of employment simply as a means to an end overlooks the opportunity [...]

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