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?
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
“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
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