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Insights and strategies around creating cultures of engagement

What Does a Winning Corporate Culture Look Like?


To be an enduring, great company, you have to build a mechanism for preventing or solving problems that will long outlast any one individual leader.” ― Howard Schultz


We recently began work with a new client who asked for our help in assimilating a new senior team with 70% of the new leaders being in their jobs less than 6 months. While some of the departures of past leaders were due to health issues or retirements, a lot of the changes could be assigned to the common problem with this organization: they have a very tough culture and few leaders survive long term. Supporting this fact was the HR leader's plea for help due to massive team dysfunction and suffering morale issues. 

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Leadership Secrets: Disarm Negativity to Build Team Trust



According to neurological research referenced by the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI), here are two conclusions to consider in disarming negativity and building trust on a team: 

  • The brain craves certainty
  • AND the brain is wired to be alert to threat
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Leaders: Will your team still be engaged after summer vacations?


Yes, it's still springtime, but not to early for leaders to prepare for employee summer vacations. As we have 
previously covered , vacations give employees a much needed break and time to contemplate their work situation, job satisfaction and their next career move. Some return from vacation with a renewed commitment, but not to your organization. Instead, they are committed to looking for a new job.
 
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The Need for Effective Collaboration

As companies become more complex and try to do more with fewer people, there is an increased need to collaborate with other teams, departments and cross-functionally. How well do your leaders and teams collaborate? Here are 3 steps to help your leaders develop effective collaboration skills.

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3 Reasons Leaders Avoid Being Candid with Peers

In most organizations, there exists an Executive Team, the C-suite executives who set the strategy and the direction of the company at a high level. These leaders are leading out in front and they have most of their debate and candor with their highly experienced board members. While these conversations take stock of the current business and execution of the plan, they are designed to be futuristic in nature and are highly influenced by the end game—to secure a new round of funding, to execute the IPO, to maintain or increase stock price with shareholders/the street.

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