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Are Your Actions Undermining Your Words?

Written by Mike Paton on July 20, 2017

Carl Jung famously said, “You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.”

As clear and simple as that statement is, I’ve seen hundreds of otherwise successful leaders behave as though it doesn’t apply. If you want to quickly kill your company’s culture, consider making that mistake yourself. 

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Hold Your Employees Accountable without Damaging Company Culture

Written by Mike Kotsis on July 13, 2017

Many business leaders have worked hard to build their company's culture, only to realize that they've created a culture without accountability. There's a healthy work/life balance and employees enjoy being together, but productivity isn't as strong as it should be and no one seems to be on the same page.

Many leaders are afraid of being "the heavy" and ruining company culture by suddenly holding employees accountable for their work. How can you create accountability throughout your organization without damaging morale?

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The Bottom Line on Company Values

Written by Chris Naylor on July 10, 2017

Envision a rowing team with one or two members out of sync. Right from the beginning, they start lagging behind the competition. If the team doesn’t quickly address errors, then winning becomes elusive as the boat falls behind.

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Two Words That Will Kill Your Company

Written by Mike Paton on July 6, 2017

If you want to guarantee that you and your leadership team will never achieve your vision, get comfortable using the following phrase over and over:

“Kind of.”

Trust me, nothing will kill your company (and maybe you) faster.

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What the Heck Is a Company Vision, Really?

Written by Tom Bouwer on June 29, 2017

Many companies don’t communicate their vision to employees, and this leaves the entire organization wondering, “Where are we going?” If your employees don’t know where you're going, how can they help you get there?

In fact, many employees don’t even know what a company vision is. A company’s Vision, simply put, is a matter of defining:

  • Who you are
  • Where you are going
  • How you will get there

 

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