When businesses are in their early beginnings, they’re in a fledgling state where things are still being worked out. Processes are being tweaked and products being innovated. The few people who are involved work together as a team. The roles are hybrids, they lack definition. Everyone is contributing and collaborating on a shoestring budget to … Continue reading Are you building a “with” or “for” culture?
So many times when I talk to business leaders, they talk about growth. And it always leads me to one question, why do you want to grow? Usually, I get that “you’re a heretic” look as if I've somehow slandered the flag, mom, and apple pie all at one time. But what is the reason? … Continue reading Why do you want to grow your business, to get more or give more? Your answer is key to whether it happens or not.
How do we listen? It sounds so easy. You just listen someone says. But when I say listening, I mean truly listen. And what do I mean by that? I mean listening to understand. When we are confronted with someone who represents or vocalizes a point of view that we vehemently disagree with, we often … Continue reading Listening: what it really is, why it’s hard, and why we need to do it.
But what is inclusion? I can tell you, in this context, it has nothing to do with different races, genders, creeds, or religious persuasions, it has to do with involvement. Have you ever worked in or are you currently working in a place where your leadership doesn’t involve anyone but themselves in anything. In other … Continue reading Engagement requires inclusion.