Culture eats business strategy for breakfast, as Drucker may or may not have said. Whoever said it, it is true. Strategic clarity means little if you cannot get your organization to follow you. So how do you get culture aligned with strategy?
When you want high-quality business outcomes uncompromised by “decision by committee,” ironically, collaboration and compromise are your best hope for making great decisions and implementing plans that actually work out! What can we do to help you build up collaborative skills, and develop a true Pursuit of Truth mindset in your decision-making processes?
As a boss, you are automatically put in the role of a mentor to all of your employees. If you help them achieve a higher level of self-understanding and motivation, you will find it easier to fully engage that employee, and will obtain a more productive team member. So, mastering the “art” of asking questions like a mentor will improve your engagement ability. Click through for some steps to take to ask better questions.
One common trait among highly successful executives is that they skew their work/life balance heavily toward work. They pour 10-12 hours each day into work, work on weekends, and think about work when they are supposed to be decompressing and “working” on their family relationships and friendships. We stress a rebalancing of the work/life balance back toward life, because the truth is that a better balance actually makes you more effective at what you do as a leader.