Defining Culture?

What’s your definition of culture? “How a group of people behave?” “A feeling you use to make hiring decisions?” I spent almost 15 years at Nike and Apple, two brands where we drank Kool-Aids, instead of beer, on Friday afternoons. The most valuable thing from all the kool-aid drinking?  Culture needs to be “lead-able,” practical,… Continue reading Defining Culture?

Why I Love My Coaching Work

The thing I love the most in my coaching work is to figure out ways to turn theories into practices and make them work for real people: * How can leadership feel less like Hallmark cards and more like LEGO instructions booklets?* How can we make “start with why” less vague and more concrete?* Can… Continue reading Why I Love My Coaching Work

Cursing at Work

“Culture is a collection of high-level principles, norms and values. For culture to work, it needs concrete behaviors that clarify and actualize those norms and values.“ Translation: Culture = Fluff X Actions Let’s look at the culture of “taking ownership”/“accountability.” A concrete action to clarify this fluffy value could be:“Bring up issues to others swiftly… Continue reading Cursing at Work

We Need To Land The “Why What How” Plane

Why should leaders get good at articulating the “Why What How framework? It helped founders & leaders clarify their manifesto and crystallize their teams’ purpose, process, and culture. aka,🛬. What are the 2 frameworks1. Connecting the j̶a̶r̶g̶o̶n̶s̶ dots:* 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 sells the 𝗪𝗛𝗬* 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 is the 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧* 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 defines the 𝗛𝗢𝗪 ⁣ 🖱Double-click⁣⁣ Leadership is convincing the teams… Continue reading We Need To Land The “Why What How” Plane