As a leader, it’s important to prioritize the culture of your organization. A positive and supportive culture can lead to increased productivity, collaboration, and overall satisfaction among your employees.
But a negative culture can have serious consequences for both the team and the overall success of the business. So, it’s important that leaders, especially the best ones, take the time to improve their culture.
Here are four simple steps that leaders do to improve their organization’s culture:
They care deeply: The best leaders show a genuine interest in their team members and their well-being. This means actively listening to their concerns, offering support, and being there for them when they need it. By demonstrating care for your employees and their contributions, you set a benchmark for other managers to do the same and help foster a culture of gratitude.
They unite strongly: Strong leaders bring their team together and create a sense of unity. Unity is important because it builds connections and fosters collaboration. This can be achieved through regular team-building activities, clear communication, and a focus on collaboration.
They foster fairness: Fairness is a key component of a healthy organizational culture. Leaders can encourage fairness by treating all team members equally and with respect. It’s important to communicate and set clear expectations and guidelines for behavior, actions, and performance.
They build trust: Trust is crucial for any organization to thrive. As a leader, you can build trust by communicating openly and following through on your commitments. Communication is a two-way street, so seek to understand and be understood.
By following these four steps, all leaders can help to create a positive and supportive culture that will benefit both the team members and the organization as a whole.
Lead From Within: When leaders act as champions for engaging their employees, it’s far easier for the employees to support and sustain the culture.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.