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A Historic Shift in Expecting Leaders to Understand and Evolve Culture

A Historic Shift in Expecting Leaders to Understand and Evolve Culture | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You will not find anything more difficult, rewarding, and sustainable as a leader than evolving your culture with intent. It is possible to unlock the power of culture for good! Brené Brown had an excellent quote in her book, Braving the Wilderness:

If leaders really want people to show up, speak out, take chances and innovate, we have to create cultures where people feel safe—where their belonging is not threatened by speaking out and they are supported when they make decisions to brave the wilderness, stand-alone, and speak truth to bullshit. -Brené Brown

Organizations and industries still have the opportunity to determine how they should assess, measure, monitor, and manage their cultures. If they don’t do so, it will be a matter of time until their leaders are viewed as financially and morally negligent, and serious consequences are likely to continue and possibly increase in frequency and severity. As importantly, however, the standards, tools, procedures, and regulations for assessing and managing their cultures are going to be externally imposed and may be bureaucratic, ineffective, and wasteful—as well as difficult to change and improve in ways that actually solve the problems at hand.

Yes, it is possible to unlock the power of culture for good and we all have a role to play in making this happen. Each one of us should reflect on our responsibilities in that journey and whether we are constructively influencing culture in a way that aligns with our personal and shared values. This can be an invaluable first step in connecting personal transformation to culture transformation.
David Hain's insight:

Excellent article from Human Synergistics on how Uber, Weinstein and Michigan gymnastics have lessons for all leaders. Plus a bonus 12 question assessment on whether your organisation is vulnerable.

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Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives

Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Best Places to Work 2017

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
David Hain's insight:

Sense-making is such an important role for leaders - working on a connected and coherent narrative across the organisation is such an important part of that!

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Nicolas Petitjean's curator insight, January 31, 10:27 AM

Sense-making is such an important role for leaders - working on a connected and coherent narrative across the organisation is such an important part of that!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 4, 8:41 AM

Too many companies are ignoring this great tool for their culture.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 8:44 AM

What are your thoughts?

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Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

WHY DO GIGANTIC COMPANIES MADE UP OF INSANELY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE MAKE BAD DECISIONS? BECAUSE THEY RELY ON PERSUASION AND POWERPOINT, COOK SAYS, NOT EXPERIMENTATION.


Via Philippe Vallat
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"...So I said, wait a minute. Whenever reasonable, let's move from decisions by persuasion to decisions by experiment." - Intuit founder

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 6, 2014 3:29 AM

I like that one: "you make better decisions because it's actually real consumers or real production methods that aren't based on theory or a PowerPoint. It's based on real results."

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 6, 2014 3:31 AM

Lean-Startup approach: experiment, experiment, experiment again...

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#HR #RRHH #Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others

#HR #RRHH #Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Remember your kindergarten report card, when you were evaluated on things like your ability to follow directions, name the colors, and sing the alphabet? It also included an early assessment of a skill that would influence your success for the rest of your life: the ability to "play well with others." The criteria were pretty basic at the time: share, wait your turn, don't hit or yell, help when someone is struggling. As you grow up, many of the same basic principles apply, but situations can be much more complicated for adults to play well together and still achieve desired results.

 

Context and personal needs often create internal conflict when trying to weigh the needs of the few against the good of the whole. And as a leader, sometimes you have to make a conscious choice to make others unhappy. Still, with a little finesse, you can meet objectives and still all play in a happy sandbox. You may not satisfy everyone all of the time, but then working together to resolve conflicts, rather than just being pleasant all of the time, can make a team stronger.


Via The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 19, 2014 7:35 PM

The workplace is basically an adult sandbox. There are those that play together well, those who are aloof and of course there are bullies. These tips will help you manage them all.

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Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s?

Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

It can be like an overpowering cologne or perfume. When someone enters the room, the scent overtakes everything, and we can barely breathe.

 

The same happens when someone’s individual passion overtakes a conversation or decision. What seems to be the unfortunate goal is for one person’s passion to be imposed on others. It is passion domination!

 

The discussion on passion in organizations gets very interesting as we dig into it. There are issues to be highlighted and resolved.

 

One key question is:  Can passion be transferred?

 

The question centers on two dimensions:

 

1) Personal passion

2) Organization passion

 

Read the complete discussion and join the conversation.


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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.