How Leadership Influences Workplace Culture

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Leadership can determine the success or failure of an organization. Why is leadership style so important? 6 Ways to Promote a Positive Work Culture. There are many strategies that leaders can implement to promote a positive culture in the workplace.

Insights in a Nutshell: How to Drive an Organization-Wide Leadership Culture (during COVID-19)

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Many employees in current leadership roles are planning to retire and businesses are searching for ways to develop their high potentials. In fact, 77% of organizations reported that they were facing a leadership gap in a recent survey in 2019 (1). Honesty builds trust.

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5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability

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How do you spot a culture of accountability? That’s the challenge we talked about recently with our post on How to Identify a Culture of Accountability. Once you can spot an invigorating culture of accountability, the next step is building a culture of accountability yourself. 5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability. Sharing the “real story” promotes trust, fosters problem solving and leads to higher levels of performance.

Trust Me

The Performance Improvement Blog

The new social contract between employer and employee is no longer about loyalty; it’s about trust. Employees are saying, “I will work hard for you as long as you are trustworthy and you show that you trust me.” Building and keeping trust requires avoiding these pitfalls.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

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Developing Trust in a Hierarchical Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational culture has become a hot topic in the popular business press. Recently, GM’s culture has become front page news with calls for greater transparency and open communication, and with claims that culture is what got the company into trouble with government regulators and customers. It’s easy to talk about culture, and blame culture, and say that culture should be changed. Employee Engagement Leadership Organization Culture Ford GM Mulally

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Cultural Alignment

The Performance Improvement Blog

All organizations have a culture. Whether that culture is aligned with the values and goals espoused by the organization is the question that all leaders must face. For example, Costco appears to be a company whose culture is aligned with its values. These kinds of actions contribute to creating a negative culture in which employees and customers have little trust and respect for the organization.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner. During many initial discussions and exchanges, he tried to gauge the extent to which this partner could be trusted to honestly follow through with commitments and promises. What was going on, and why are there similar stories regarding Americans trying to develop trusting relationships with Chinese individuals? Cultural Differences. Tight and Loose Cultures.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Exhibiting compassion builds an environment of trust.

Leader's Simple Guide to Building and Retaining Trust

The Performance Improvement Blog

Trust seems to be in short supply these days. Democrats don’t trust Republicans. Israelis don’t trust Palestinians. Christians don’t trust Muslims. CEO’s don’t trust employees and vice versa. It’s a sad state of affairs, given that trust is essential for compromise, collaboration, and co-existence. We will not follow a leader nor will we be engaged in the task unless we trust that leader. Leaders can learn to build and retain the trust of others.

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Work, culture and COVID-19

CLO Magazine

The very real and immediate need to address the technological requirements of forced online work options grabs the attention, but finding IT solutions without addressing the cultural and emotional impact of COVID-19 on your employees is, at best, a half-baked quick fix.

Trust and betrayal

Clark Quinn

The thing that was critical to the success of the group was trust; you could trust it was safe to share professional opinions, seek out others’ such, as well as personal struggles. Ulimately, folks left the group because the trust had been broken. The bigger implication, of course, is that trust is a critical part of a learning culture, one where the best outcomes come from. And trust is a fragile thing. It takes committed leadership.

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Control, Trust, and the Future of Workplaces

The Performance Improvement Blog

Many leaders have great difficulty believing that their job is to make the people around them successful and great difficulty trusting the people they have hired. Trust is your first design choice. The answer to the trust question will shape all the subsequent choices that you make in the design of your organization and its future path in the market. Trust will determine your ability to leverage new ways of working and the future of work in your organization.

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Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner. During many initial discussions and exchanges, he tried to gauge the extent to which this partner could be trusted to honestly follow through with commitments and promises. What was going on, and why are there similar stories regarding Americans trying to develop trusting relationships with Chinese individuals? Cultural Differences. Tight and Loose Cultures.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Learning to Change Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture-change bandwagon appears to be off and running at a fast pace. Zappos , the billion dollar online retail shoe company has implemented “ Holacracy ”, an anti-bureaucracy culture that eliminates managers and shifts responsibility for leadership and results to every employee. Seattle Seahawks , a very successful professional football franchise, might be the last place you would expect to find a culture change.

Meaningful, Engaging, Workplace Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture-change bandwagon keeps rolling. Chris Edmonds , after reviewing a number of employee studies concludes: The sobering data from all of these sources means leaders have a lot of work to do to create productive, meaningful work environments that also treat employees with trust, dignity, and respect in every interaction. Human Resource Development Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

You may or may not have the ability to invest in leadership development right now, yet your organization needs effective leaders to stay competitive in this season of volatility. Why have traditional leadership development programs failed? Develop leadership by doing leadership.

Culture Eats Strategy

The Performance Improvement Blog

This reminds us of the warning attributed to Peter Drucker : “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s more about developing the right culture than implementing the right strategy. How do we create a culture that will be sustainable and successful? The answer is to create an organizational culture in which learning is the primary job. And rewarding them for working collaboratively, communicating openly, and cooperating with a high degree of trust.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills Are Not What You Think

CLO Magazine

Wondering why their best people succeed in one location and fail in another, firms habitually conclude that the challenge is cultural and provide leaders with “cultural skills” — generalizations at best and cartoonish clichés at worst, with little relevance to solving professional problems. A country’s “culture” is an illusion because even the tiniest states are complex environments with ethnic, social and personal diversity.

Know Thy Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Every organization has a culture. But not every organization has the kind of culture that will help that organization achieve success. Assessing the culture of an organization by asking tough questions and being willing to hear the answers is the basis for significant organizational improvement. And being able to explain the culture in-use in comparison to the espoused culture is critical to gaining the trust and engagement of employees, recruits, and business partners. .

PwC Canada Strives for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re looking for examples of companies that are striving to create and sustain a learning culture, PwC ( PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) of Canada should be on your list. I recently had the pleasure of speaking about the importance of a learning culture to the Edmonton meeting of The Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Learning and Leadership Development. All good practices of a learning culture.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. Build trust - Employees will invest time and effort in learning if they trust their managers. Without this trust employees will not risk the change that comes with applying something new and with aspiring for advancement in the organization. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker

Instead, you view yourself as a trusted advisor. In a time when selfies, likes, and online follower counts take precedence over human connection, sales leadership needs to reinforce the importance of thoughtful questions and how they can open up the sales process.

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Culture and Creativity

The Performance Improvement Blog

Workplace culture is the "what", "why", and "how" of organization. makes a distinction between the "what" and "why" of workplace culture. He says, for example, in a self-governance culture: . People at all levels of the company are trusted to act on their own initiative and to collaboratively innovate; a shared purpose and common values guide employee and company behavior. This is a software development company that has aligned its culture with its business goals.

The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

Learning Rebels

“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” What I can’t agree with, is that having a culture of learning within an organization is because of a “new generational requirement.” ” Question – Did we all go to sleep in 1990 and wake up in 2014 thinking only millennials require a learning culture? Make nurturing learning part and parcel of leadership.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Success

The Performance Improvement Blog

Dov Seidman argues that principled leadership is a determining factor in developing and sustaining a successful organization. Companies in the first group, called “blind obedience,” rely on coercion, formal authority, policing, and top-down command-and-control leadership. People at all levels of the company are trusted to act on their own initiative and to collaboratively innovate; a shared purpose and common values guide employee and company behavior.

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. Even though much evidence points to the need for a different kind of leadership, managers are reluctant to change.

7 Tips for Effective Leadership

Kitaboo

There is much more to leadership than a high-ranking position and being in charge. In practice, effective leadership is a combination of personal values and practical skills used together to create an atmosphere in which people feel valued and motivated to work towards the attainment of set goals. Employees trust a humble leader and appreciate them more. Many people assume that because they are in a leadership position, they are expected to know everything.

Culture Change Can Stick

The Performance Improvement Blog

Lasting culture change is possible in organizations that have lost their way if they focus on current successes and start small. Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley titled, Cultural Change That Sticks: Start With What’s Already Working. They write: It’s tempting to dwell on the negative traits of your culture, but any corporate culture is a product of good intentions that evolved in unexpected ways and will have many strengths.

Effective Leadership is Transformational

CLO Magazine

Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” These are self leadership, one-on-one leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. The bull’s-eye in the middle — self leadership — is the heart of the four spheres. It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. The key to successful one-on-one leadership is the ability to develop a trusting relationship with another person.

Tackling the Quality Leadership Challenge

CLO Magazine

Companies throughout the world feel the pressing need for more effective global leadership. In short, they do not have current leadership or the bench strength to meet future business needs. One way for learning leaders to help close this gap is to include more women more quickly in leadership roles. ” One obstacle to this progress may be the assumption that women do not have the same level of competency as men in leading across cultures.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

Why Company Culture Matters

KnowledgeCity

What does the word “culture” mean in terms of the workplace? The Employers Resource Council defines workplace culture as “the character and personality of an organization that makes it unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes.”

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. The command-and-control style of leadership is defined as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Even though much evidence points to the need for a different kind of leadership, managers are reluctant to change.

Company culture will never be the same: 5 ways to start rebuilding now

CLO Magazine

We all know that building the foundation for a positive and open workplace culture isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. And while working from home hasn’t completely derailed our efforts at building our culture, it has definitely taken them in a new direction. There is one thing I can say with certainty — no matter how great your culture was before the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not going to be the same after. Evaluate Culture.

Leadership in the time of Coronavirus

CLO Magazine

In the meantime, those of us involved in organizational and leadership development may find ourselves wondering how to intersect, in a meaningful way, with the emergency preparations going on in the businesses of the clients with whom we work. After all, training and development, culture change initiatives and succession planning understandably take a back seat as the business tries to figure out how it will maintain basic operations.