How Feedback is Delivered is Key to a Successful Business Culture

In a recent article, we talked about the litmus test for any business culture…how does your organization handle feedback? This final article in the series builds on the original, focusing on this leadership assumption:   Followers only follow business leaders that they respect and feel they are respected by; leaders they feel have their best interests at heart and that they have a voice with.  Business culture benefits from frequent oral feedback  In our third and …

Leadership Attitudes & Behaviors Drive Business Culture

In a recent article, we talked about the litmus test for any business culture…how does your organization handle feedback? This article builds on the original, focusing on this leadership assumption:   Leaders’ attitudes and their observed behaviors with their followers will drive a business culture.  When 360 degree feedback is part of the performance system culture  In this scenario, 360 degree feedback is part of the performance system culture, completed electronically, and provided to leaders in …

The Litmus Test For Any Business Culture: How Does Your Organization Handle Feedback?

“How can you tell if the organization you are leading has a healthy business culture?”  While there are many ways to measure business culture and determine how healthy it is within an organization, these questions often come from leaders who expect a concrete answer. I hear that question all the time. For any business culture, my litmus test is: “What is the expectation for 360 degree feedback in the organziation – at all levels – …

Talent & Trust = The Building Blocks of a High Performing Team

What do you see in the photo above? A team that appears to be interested and engaged in what is being discussed. But a picture can be misleading…very misleading. What if the leader is simply telling the other members of the team what will occur? That changes the entire dynamic of what we think we see. And that is just what many have experienced when working as part of a team. Perhaps you can relate. …

How and Why To Build High-Performing Teams

By: Michael Shook | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT ENDEAVOR MANAGEMENT High-performing teams start with high-performing individuals.  In any business, people make the difference. And people make the difference when they operate as a team, but only if they operate as a high-performing team. One of the most elusive outcomes is that of creating a high- performing team. Why is this so? As it has been said many times, if it was easy… every leader would do …