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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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How Pruning Can Help Build an Awesome Workplace Culture

How Pruning Can Help Build an Awesome Workplace Culture | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Stay focused on your top performers, keep observant of those who aren't, and you'll be stronger for it over the long haul
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But keep faith in your vision for the company. Positive results will come and once they do, it will become a force-multiplier.
 
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4 Considerations For Creating An Effective Company Culture

4 Considerations For Creating An Effective Company Culture | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A company’s culture can be found it its values, behaviors, and visible artifacts like employee dress, interior design, and signage. What impact can you make?
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Ultimately, culture is not something you can design in a vacuum. The industry, the market, and the people who make up the company must all be considered when designing and implementing culture. Ensuring the proper balance of cultural elements can be challenging, but the potential rewards can mean the difference between success and failure.
 
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Four Ways To Make Sure Your Culture Is By Design, Not Default

Four Ways To Make Sure Your Culture Is By Design, Not Default | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Most CEOs see culture as their company’s version of an appendix: They don’t think much about it and accept it for what it is withou
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(From the article): Senior leadership must eat, breathe, live, and openly exhibit your core values. Sending out an email listing your values isn’t nearly enough. Employees need to see company culture trickle down from the highest level. If senior leadership can’t or won’t champion your chosen values, then reevaluate your choices.
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How to Manage Someone Who Rubs You the Wrong Way

How to Manage Someone Who Rubs You the Wrong Way | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

You can't love everyone who works for you. Here Inc. columnists share how to manage talented people who you find irritating.

 


Via The Learning Factor, Amy Ragsdale
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(From the article): It's not that uncommon in larger companies to have employees who do a great job but their personality just rubs you the wrong way.  People are people and not everyone can be totally dispassionate. But a great manager can put aside their personal feelings and look objectively. I have mostly found that those people who make me uncomfortable are often my greatest teachers.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:33 PM

You can't love everyone who works for you. Here we share how to manage talented people who you find irritating.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 13, 2014 6:21 AM

I think we all run into people that irritate us and this article from inc.com has some good pointers for overcoming irritation.  I wouldn't characterize it as "managing" irritating people, because we manage things.  We lead people, even those who irritate us, through influence and everyday leadership approaches to get the job or mission accomplished.

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Are you bringing leadership to your change? | Quantum Performance Inc

Are you bringing leadership to your change? | Quantum Performance Inc | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
In last week’s blog “Do you know how to overcome the key barriers to change?” I outlined two key barriers that will challenge your ability to stay the course when transforming your organization to the next level, and how to overcome them.  The first one was: “Not tolerating a temporary dip in performance and/or results” …
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The more you educate and prepare yourself the more you can anticipate, expect and be ready for overcoming the inevitable barriers. If you don’t prepare these obstacles will catch you by surprise and overwhelm you.
 
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Is Your Corporate Culture Toxic? | National PEO

Is Your Corporate Culture Toxic? | National PEO | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
An organization that’s having issues maintaining a healthy company culture will struggle to treat employees with the respect they deserve or give them the tools they need to perform their jobs. If employees’ job responsibilities are changing without notice, when they don’t have the resources to succeed and when they don’t have access to guidance and supervision from a manager or mentor, that can breed an unhealthy company culture.

Gossip and troubling talk in general is often a sign of toxicity in the workplace. Even if gossip isn’t malicious, it can still erode trust and prevent effective teamwork. Pay attention to the things your employees say to one another. If they’re saying things like, “We’re supposed to follow this procedure, but no one ever does,” or “Don’t ask questions, just do as you’re told,” or “Just meet your quota,” that’s a sign that something is amiss in your workplace culture.

Via David Hain, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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A toxic corporate culture is a sign that things are going very wrong with your company. If you sense that your corporate culture is no longer as positive as it once was, you need to take steps to improve it immediately. If nothing else, repairing your workplace culture will help you attract and retain top talent — and it could very well save your company from outright failure.
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David Hain's curator insight, November 2, 2016 6:43 AM

Are you listening to the gossip in your organisation? it may be one of the first signs of culture issues...

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How Your Leadership Skills Will Determine Your Company Culture

How Your Leadership Skills Will Determine Your Company Culture | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Think about the culture you want to build, then master these leadership skills. The rest will fall into place.
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(from the article) - But consider what Bridgewater is going for: It wants employees to feel that hard work is recognized, and that the company values transparency. Find ways to bring those traits into your workplace -- because when an employee feels comfortable enough to challenge you, and you’re able to turn that into a lesson in leadership, then you’ve created a culture in which everyone can do their best work. 
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8 Cognitive Biases That Will Make or Break Your Culture

8 Cognitive Biases That Will Make or Break Your Culture | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

In HR we often rely on common sense. But there is a dark side to common sense that HR needs to stay aware of.

 

Sometimes our instincts will steer us the wrong way.

 

Behavioral psychologists call this “cognitive bias”. It will affect perceptions, it will affect objectivity, and it will affect relationships—in both positive and negative ways. That makes it very relevant to culture management and to you.


Via Richard Andrews, AlGonzalezinfo, Anne Egros
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