Leadership plays a crucial role in shaping a company’s culture. A strong company culture can attract and retain top talent, increase productivity, and foster a positive work environment. However, developing a company culture that achieves these goals takes more than a few scattered initiatives. It requires dedication.
If you want to improve your company’s culture the best leaders do the following:
Create a culture of belonging: As a leader, it is important to create a culture where employees feel valued, respected and included. By fostering a sense of belonging, employees will feel more invested in the company and be more motivated to contribute to its success.
Generate a culture of trust: As a leader, building trust with your employees is essential. Trust fosters open communication, collaboration, and a sense of security, which in turn leads to a more productive and engaged workforce.
Create an aligned culture: As a leader, it is important to ensure that your employees share the company’s goals and cultural aspirations. Cultural alignment keeps the foundations of your company’s success intact by continually motivating employees and reinforcing the cultural traits your organization values most.
Build a resilient culture: As a leader, it is important to create a culture that can adapt to change. A culture that is resilient can weather the bad times and the good, and this helps in avoiding a culture that becomes quickly obsolete.
Cultivate a culture of teamwork: As a leader, it is important to build culture organically by fostering teamwork and healthy work relationships. A culture of teamwork helps in creating a sense of unity and collective responsibility among the employees.
In conclusion, improving a company culture requires educating everyone at your company on why culture matters, identifying the elements that contribute to an amazing culture, and taking proven steps to strengthen those elements.
Lead From Within: A leader’s responsibility is to their people and company, and it begins by creating a culture of meaning and purpose.
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What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
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.