Have a culture class. Teach all employees
about the culture and the vision of your organization. Clarify what
the company is looking for in its employees, how they should
behave, and how to work and operate as a collective whole towards
the culture you’re striving for.
Reward your employees. Create an employee of
the month program that ties into your vision and values. Make sure
that your rewards are awesome. Use Borshoff as an example, who
gives premier garage parking to the winner of the “Awesome
Borshoffer of the Month” award.
Eliminate silos. Shift from working in silos,
or individual parts, to working as a whole organization. Silos
create competition, egos, and bureaucracy. Instead, think of your
organization as if it were a human body. It has different
specialized parts, but it works as a whole. It must always...
Hire the right people. The key to hiring is to
focus on selecting individuals with strong character, attitude, and
aptitude. These traits are hard, if not impossible, to teach.
Technical skills, on the other hand, can easily be trained.
Track goals and progress. Create
Be aware.Self-awareness is key; it’s the foundation of
emotional intelligence. So individuals, focus on learning and
getting better at awareness. And leaders, bring teaching to the
table to foster this ability to be more self-aware. Emotional
intelligence training is something I can’t...
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