The #1 reason founders (who want to take their business into Predictable Success) never make it there has nothing to do with the value of their product, the size of their market, or their capacity as a leader. In this article I’ll show you exactly what it is.
Did you know there are different types of founders? Do you know what type you are? Did you know that there are different strategies for each type of founder? Where many founders get it wrong is they choose the wrong strategies simply because fail to recognize these differences.
Culture is what you communicate, celebrate, and compensate. Culture is not your cleverly word-smithed statement or aspirational values or wall art or a well paying corporate job for your local screen printer. It is not some credo crafted at an offsite convention. Culture is much less glamorous and much more relevant than that.
For a team to reach its maximum potential, for ideas to spread fully, for productivity to reach the next level, it needs Processor leadership. The question then, is how do we get these often shy, quiet, numbers people to blossom as the leaders that will take us to the next level?
In part 2 of our series 8 Practical Ways To Lead Your Team Through Every Crisis, I'm going to pick up where we left off and show you three ways you can use meetings to keep your team from fraying apart. If you take these steps, you'll not only keep your business alive, but you'll also activate and empower your team to do more than any of you thought possible.
You and your leadership team have been through a lot over the last three months. You've almost certainly had some extreme challenges, some small wins, and a lot of hard work. But as you look to the horizon, you're realizing; this is far from over.
Your culture isn't the words on your walls, t-shirts, and website. It is those things that you do as a company that works and is therefore promoted, encouraged, repeated, and honored. Let me pick on integrity to illustrate my point as many, many businesses will include integrity in their core values.
There is one choice every successful Founder must make. At some point, every Founder will need to choose between transforming culture and character of the organization to create the ability to scale OR limiting the growth of the organization to keep it within its current operating capacity.
Your business culture isn't a fixed set of values you scribbled with your mission statement on a napkin one night. Instead, it is a dynamic set of hierarchical values that can and should change in response to the business' growth and development.