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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: A TOP PRIORITY FOR LEADERS

Consider employee engagement for a moment. In today’s world, with all its attendant challenges, moving pieces, and barrage of information, the key factor between the organizations that will sustain success and those that don’t will be the ability to engage one’s people to volunteer their very best. It is the ultimate competitive advantage. Let’s look at two powerful examples of this ultimate competitive advantage in action.

 

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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: TWO ESSENTIAL LEADER SHIFTS

The typical way to change people’s behavior is to reward or threaten them. Stephen R. Covey called this “the great jackass theory of human motivation — carrot and stick.” The problem with this approach is that it treats people like animals, and it works only on the surface, and only temporarily. 

 

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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: LEAD WITH PURPOSE

In Mumbai, India, a city of 17 million people, fast food has a unique meaning. Every workday, about five thousand “dabbawalas,” or “lunch-box people,” deliver nearly a quarter-million home-cooked lunches to workers around this vast, tumultuous city — at high speed and without error!     

 

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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: EXECUTE WITH EXCELLENCE

Nearly every team has an articulated strategy, But that strategy becomes meaningless if the team fails to produce results. Successful leaders not only create a clear strategy, they execute it. 

 

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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: UNLEASH PRODUCTIVITY

Each person in your organization is unique and has an irreplaceable set of gifts, talents, skills, and passions that cannot be found anywhere else. Too many leaders labor under the pernicious paradigm that people are interchangeable, that one worker equals another, that they can easily replace one person with another person.    

 

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BUILDING A WINNING CULTURE: INSPIRE TRUST

In his classic book, The Speed of Trust, our colleague Stephen M. R. Covey explained that the first imperative of a leader is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.    

 

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