Forbes published Want to Change the World? Define Your Organization’s Attitude, discussing positioning your business for success by defining it’s attitude.
As a leader of an organization, if you have not articulated your strategy, posture and culture, get them down on paper now. Only then can you align the three in order to unite your followers around the combined attitude.
Forbes published 5 Leadership Behaviors Loyal Employees Trust. The article discusses loyalty and how it has eroded with recent generations. It also list 5 behaviors to increase loyalty:
- Tell the Truth
- Communicate Roles & Responsibilities
- Create a Workplace Culture that Values Real People Relationships
- Be Fair & Open
- Model the Behaviors You Seek
Forbes published Leadership – Why “Yes” is a Better Answer than “No” by Mike Myatt. The article points out how saying “No” creates a negative culture, how “Yes” leads to a positive environment, and saying “Yes” is a sign of intelligent leadership.
Ask yourself this question – If as a leader you find yourself always saying no, what does that tell you about your leadership ability? It means your vision is not understood, your team is not aligned, and your talent is not performing up to par.
Business Finance published How to Measure a Company’s Most Elusive Element: Culture. The article by Mark Graham Brown discussing the importance of establishing and measuring company culture.
Before you can measure your culture and values, you need to make sure people understand them. Most company values I see are a generic list of vague words or phrases that no one would object to, but no one understands either.