High-performance culture: the power of purpose

Here’s part 3 of building a high-performance culture, based on Daniel Coyle’s The Culture Code and my consulting practice. The third ingredient to improving collaboration is a collective, meaningful purpose. When your purpose is ultra-clear and inspiring it serves as a beacon: everyone adjusts their course in the right direction…

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High-performance culture: be vulnerable

Here’s part 2 of building a high-performance culture, based on Daniel Coyle’s The Culture Code and my consulting practice. The second ingredient to improving collaboration is: sharing vulnerability. How can we do that as professionals? It’s part of high successful cultures! Let’s learn, ask more questions and be courageous enough…

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High-performance culture: make it safe

What’s the secret of a high-performance culture? There’s a formula but everyone cooks differently and everyone has a different taste. True, but all humans respond to building safety, sharing vulnerability and an inspiring purpose. We are relational beings. That makes group culture is one of the most powerful forces on…

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Leaders and culture: how to handle power?

Being aware of power and how power alters your and others’ perceptions and responses helps to handle power better. This is crucial if you want to develop a positive culture at work and achieve high performance. Here’s part 2, based on Julie Diamond’s book “Power - a user’s guide”. This…

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Leaders and culture: what’s your power base?

Being aware of your power and how power alters your and others’ perceptions and responses helps to handle power better. This is crucial if you want to develop a positive culture at work and achieve high performance.I’ve been a fan of Julie Diamond’s work since I attended one of her…

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The fearless, learning culture

Don’t want to look ignorant? Don’t ask questions. Don’t want to look incompetent? Don’t admit to mistakes or weaknesses. Don’t want to be called disruptive? Don’t make suggestions.In many organizational cultures, we hear the sound of silence. That’s not just dangerous for physical safety like in hospitals, air travel or…

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