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10 Obstacles To Cultivating Workplace Culture

Cultivating culture requires intentionality. It takes focus. It takes soft skills. Cultivating culture will sharpen your emotional intelligence. It begins with you! In contrast, any one of the following obstacles can get in your way to great team morale! You lead a team with some dysfunction and want help moving…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: 8 Practical Actions

Health Trumps Smarts! How to Cultivate Workplace Culture Cultivating workplace culture is more than having a team building event off-site twice per year. Whether we realize it or not, all our actions are having a positive or negative effect on workplace culture. We are on display and people watch. If…
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Executive Coaching

Improve Workplace Culture: Align Your Team

Align your team around a common vision by following this process. Let’s face it, if everyone on your team thought as you do, you would have better results, right? Well, maybe. But the real answer lies in what your team thinks. Therefore, there are several things you can do to…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Shared Responsibility

Every team member has a job to do or a role (responsibility), an agreement on the desired results (accountability) and a limit to their decision making or boundaries with which they can apply resources or make decisions (authority). …
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Open Communication = High Trust

High trust begins with high communication. By this I mean an open door policy but it means more than that. Being a combative supervisor or a micro manager and having an open door causes people to go out of their way to avoid you. Perhaps this is why executives feel…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Intentional Focus, Put First Things First

Intentional focus involves focus on the task at hand. But, and a strong but, the focus needs to be in alignment with the over arching mission. How do we ensure this happens? Filter Decisions Through Your Strategic Vision Intentional focus means you will say no a lot if your team…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Instill A Sense Of Urgency

Sense of urgency. Deep down inside every team member wants to work on a high performing team whether they realize it or not. Every supervisor wants to be able to respond quickly when faced with a problem. Teams need to apply the right resources to the right problem. Every manager…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Utilize The Creativity Of Every Employee

So, how do we influence employee creativity? The next time your team is gathered ask them this question, “By show of hands, how many of you feel like we have recognized and incorporated all your ideas to make things better around here?” If your results are sluggish, my guess is…
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Executive Coaching

Cultivating Workplace Culture: Be Accountable. Ensure Accountability

Ensure accountability and be accountable. In another post, I discussed responsibility, authority and accountability (RAA’s). All three are equally important but accountability is so important it deserves some special attention. Why Accountability? For some, the mere mention of the “A” word strikes them with fear. Just say accountability to a…
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