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3 Early Warning Signs Your Culture is Going Wrong

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And you need to act fast to turn it around.

Here's the clues (solutions to follow).

😡 You are struggling to hang on to your best people.

😡 The people you have are reactive, rather than proactive.

😡 You are working the tasks, rather as a leader.

There are solutions to these issues, which are demonstrating the signs of a weakening culture, which is the start of a very rocky road.

Let's take a look. . .

👏 Become fully aware of what's going on.
➡ Acknowledge that responsibility lies with you.
👏 Ask curiosity…

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Kind Leaders Help Everyone

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Leadership is not about taking the easy route. It's about being aware of what to do for the best.

Help the quiet ones; the different ones; the thinkers; the excited ones.

The best leaders know how to get the best from everyone in the team, even when they aren't the same as them. That creates a foundation with depth.

#difference #leadership #TheKindLeader #appreciation #understanding #valuing

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Imagine You’re an HR Leader

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You’ll have a range of different titles, and there may be nuances in the precise role you lead.

At your level, your job will swing from the extremes of long-term strategic thinking and planning, through mid-term issues of structures and new opportunities, to ensuring short-term goals are met.

These will relate to delivering corporate goals, including - but not limited to - financial results, culture, inclusion, engagement, pipeline planning, terms and conditions and more.

You will endeavour t…

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Growth or Fixed Mindset. It IS a Choice.

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Much is said about the value of a Growth mindset. Each of us has a pre-disposition to Growth or Fixed to a greater or lesser extent.

Growth tends to be valuable as it allows for creativity, Emotional Intelligence and growth in performance.

But if it is not you natural character, you can develop it. And this excellent graphic is a great primer.

Give it a try. Even if you naturally have a greater disposition to Growth, there will be something for you!

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Unavailable Options from Seth Godin


In this tiny post from Seth Godin - which is well worth the read - I'm reminded of the value of just asking the question. When you don't, you're guaranteed not to get something extra.

When you do, you never know.

I love this whole concept and, as long as you aren’t attached to an expectation, just occasionally, magic happens!

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The What and the How of It

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Even when your organisational culture is less than kind, supportive and encouraging, you can set your own standards and create your team microculture within an unsatisfactory world.

It might not be easy. It might require some careful navigation. And when you do this, you will remain in control of what you can control. Your people will be engaged, motivated and appreciate what they can control too - a valuable lesson for their future career.

You have to deliver the 'what' of results in this world s…

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There's Always Change

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New walking boots. I walk quite regularly, so getting new boots is a bit of a worry (keeping life in context, only a BIT of a worry).

We absorb small changes into our lives every day. At first, new boots feel a bit odd as I make sure they’ll do the job. And soon I’ll forget they’re new.

If you think about it, we absorb change all the time. Even those big changes are not so daunting, looking back.

When we take control and get perspective over changes, even those imposed on us, we feel all the bett…

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The Value of Letting Go

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There are things we can change or influence. There are also things we cannot.

When we spend time in the space of things we cannot change, we are either venting and showing our frustration and anger - neither of which are valuable things to waste our energies on (well, not longer than a minute or two at most!).

Or we are externalising blame for something we could do something about, but it would require us to make a significant effort to stare into something almost too challenging.

Let go of w…

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You Control Your Team Microculture

Even when your organisational culture is less than kind, supportive and encouraging, you can set your own standards and create your team microculture within an unsatisfactory world.

It might not be easy. It might require some careful navigation. And when you do this, you will remain in control of what you can control. Your people will be engaged, motivated and appreciate what they can control too - a valuable lesson for their future career.

You have to deliver the 'what' of results in this world s…

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